Showing: Saturday 9th November at 3.15pm
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
Runtime: 1h 42m
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars & best mates (Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein), realize they got their priorities mixed up – they should have worked much less & played much more.
With this revelation ringing in their ears, and determined not to fall short of their peers, they endeavour to cram four whole years of hard-rocking high school hell-raising into one heavy duty night.
One of the funniest movies of the year for our money – Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a coming-of-age movie on steroids, a note-perfect comedy that resonates so deeply and cringily, that critics were raising the roof with praise for Booksmart on its release.
Not since Superbad have we had such a witty, pithy, pin-sharp script, so perfectly & realistically bought to screen – for once the critics were on the money with this film; it is a perfect little gem of wonderful acting & direction, that is also crucially, very, very funny.