About the film
Director: Olivia Wilde
Actors: Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Kaitlyn Dever, Lisa KudrowA SMARTY-PANTS TEEN COMEDY FROM DIRECTOR OLIVIA WILDE.
Look, we love a wild, raunchy high school comedy as much as anyone. There’s a reason a film like SUPERBAD continues to hold a revered place in pop culture. But we can’t help but notice that the wildest and raunchiest of these films often end up being, well... male-centric.
While everyone else was busy partying, best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein, LADY BIRD) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever, BEAUTIFUL BOY) spent their entire academic careers ensuring that they were on the path to success. But when the last day of high school comes around and they realize that all of the partiers in their class managed to get into good schools, too, they decide to make up for lost time and party like there’s no tomorrow.
With women telling the story both in front of and behind the camera (including Olivia Wilde, making her directorial debut), BOOKSMART provides a fresh and much-needed perspective on one of American cinema’s most beloved genres.