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Booksmart (2019)

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Written by Katie Silberman and directed by Olivia Wilde

"It's just, it's a little bit shocking that you're into Ryan. First crush, that little white cat from the Aristocats. You go from that to Avril Lavigne. It just, it's not, it's not what I anticipated"

Booksmart gives a new take on what modern youth looks like and a glance at two particular feminists surviving their senior year and high school graduation. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) are two best friends, who are pursuing different paths in life and coping with the step from high school to college.

This film goes in depth about the feelings shared by the two main characters about their eventual departure from their overall unpleasant and uneventful school career. The intense ride to high school graduation follows their journey to attend the last high school party, as they have never been to one before.

Booksmart is a fantastic view into the harsh reality of real life problems while maintaining a sense of lighthearted comedy.

Both Beanie and Kaitlyn do a spectacular job portraying the difficult transition from teenager to adulthood.

Plot: 4.5/5

Soundtrack: 4.5/5

Aesthetic: 3/5

Script: 4/5

Representation: 3.5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

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