Subscribers! Add a note to this movie and/or put it into one of your private movie lists.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Comedy - While this is a teen comedy, it is a raunchy one at that, and so the
R rating for constant language, drug use, gay themes, and sexual
be noted. Unlike most raunchy teen comedies, this is from a female
perspective, with young up-and-comers Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn
Dever playing the leads. Familiar veteran actors such as Lisa
Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis only have very small
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 20 S-words; 1 GD; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Teen sexual situations with no nudity. VIOLENCE: Comic hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, drugs by teens. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, drug and sex humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good If you're in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you'll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent ...a stellar high school comedy with an A+ cast, a brilliant script loaded with witty dialogue, eye-catching cinematography, swift editing, and a danceable soundtrack. Most importantly, it's incredibly fun to watch again and again.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good The worst thing you can say about the brilliantly zany teen comedy "Booksmart” is that you get only an hour and 45 minutes with its quirky student body. ...one of the best movies so far this year – and most definitely the funniest and rowdiest.
NY PostFull Review Excellent It's one of the funniest movies of the year. The jokes are perfectly paced, and she handles surreal, high-style sequences with complete confidence. The best of these has Molly and Amy, after being slipped a hallucinogen, believing that they have become Barbies.
Note: The rating
above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on
their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 23 moviegoers:
The movie critics all loved this movie, but many moviegoers were less impressed.
TEENS: One male loved it and two rated it "good/average." The core audience for this movie (teen females) did mostly enjoy "Booksmart" very much. Half loved it and most of the rest enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone male enjoyed it very much as did all the ladies, with one indicating she loved "Booksmart."
ADULTS: This is not a movie adults enjoyed all that much. Their reviews indicate a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).