- 1h 45min
- Directed by: Olivia Wilde
- Cast: Skyler Gisondo, Kaitlyn Dever, Lisa Kudrow
- UK release: 27 May 2019
Molly (Feldstein) and Amy (Dever) are proud to be brainiacs, but on their last day of high school they resolve to fit as much fun as they can into a single night. Wilde’s debut feature is zesty and confident with box-fresh writing, well-drawn characters and a swaggering hip-hop soundtrack; Feldstein, in particular, steps up to leading lady status.
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Booksmart24 May 2019
Geek girls party hard in an effervescent and edgy comedy from actor-turned-director Olivia Wilde
Geek girls get a well-deserved blowout in the fabulous first feature from actor-turned-director Olivia Wilde. The teen party movie has been done to death but Booksmart feels box-fresh in its focus on characters who have traditionally been sidelined.
Olivia Wilde 'grossed out' by Hollywood's obsession with beauty17 May 2019
Olivia Wilde is "grossed out" by Hollywood always focusing on her looks. The 35-year-old actress made her directorial debut with 'Booksmart' – which follows academic overachievers Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) who decide to cram…
Beanie Feldstein on Booksmart: 'The lesson of the movie or what it's asking you to walk away with is a little bit less judgement'15 May 2019
Lead actors Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever discuss their roles in Olivia Wilde's energetic high school comedy
Beanie Feldstein made a huge impression in Greta Gerwig's Oscar nominated solo debut feature Lady Bird in a supporting role as the titular character's endearing best friend. Now she takes the lead alongside Kaitlyn Dever in Booksmart, a vibrantly…
Olivia Wilde wanted diverse cast for Booksmart29 Apr 2019
Olivia Wilde wanted a diverse cast for her directorial debut 'Booksmart' so she didn't hire from the "same pool" of actors. The 35-year-old actress made the decision when casting for her high school comedy to "look beyond resumes" and select people…
Olivia Wilde: Directing takes a lot of courage12 Mar 2019
Olivia Wilde says it took "a lot of courage" to direct her first film. The 35-year-old actress-and-filmaker has admitted that despite having plenty of experience of helming music videos and short films, it was a while before she finally felt…
Olivia Wilde to make directorial debut17 Feb 2018
Olivia Wilde is set to make her directorial debut with 'Booksmart'. The 33-year-old actress took to Instagram to announce that she will go behind the camera for the upcoming movie, starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. She wrote: "On this…
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