#BooksmartMovie – Movie Review

Booksmart – Budget Unknown – 1 hour and 45 minutes


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Molly, valedictorian and class president, is ready to leave high school behind and start college.  She plans to work during the summer and head to Yale.  Her goals end with being the youngest Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.  Amy, Molly’s best friend, will be attending Columbia after spending the summer in Botswana.  Although its the last day of school, Molly wants to tie up loose ends.  She wants a smooth transition of power to the class vice president, Nick, and she wants Amy to approach her crush, Ryan.  Nick is aloof to the inner workings of the student council and Amy doesn’t know if Ryan’s gay or straight.  While in the bathroom, Molly overhears people talking about her.  They say she is a smart and cute girl, but she has a bad personality.  They call her a “Butta-personality”.  She leaves the bathroom stall a confronts them with her achievements.  She tells them she will be in Yale achieving greatness while they are wasting their lives.  Annabelle reveals she is going to Yale too.  Another student is going to Standford, while one was accepted to a mid-6-figure job at Google.  But when she learns Nick is attending Georgetown, it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back.  She spent so much time focusing on her studies, she forgot to have fun.  Molly decides that she and Amy will attend Nick’s final bash before graduation tomorrow.  Only one small problem, they don’t know where the party is located.

This hilarious comedy is more than a “coming of age” movie.  It is a mix of Clueless and Project X with the comedy of Hangover (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Molly and Amy are confident in who they are and what they want.  They love themselves completely and without question.  However, this movie is about them changing their perception of others.  They stop looking down on other students and look at them as equals.  With each stumble and misstep, you will laugh, cover your eyes, and be completely shocked.  This movie includes 3 parties, 2 Malalas, and 1 lesson on female security from an unlikely person.  This movie deserves to be seen twice and awarded.  It is a fresh take on teen movies and female-led comedies.  Warning, it may be too much for teens under 13.  However, it will be a great time at the movies.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

Quick question, what happened to the panda’s eye – Molly

Not as sharp as your … chin – Amy


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