There’s no reinventing the wheel of high school movies, but it’s sometimes worth giving it another spin. Leave Superbad in 2007 and forget High School Musical indefinitely – the film on everyone’s mind this year is Booksmart, a fresh comedy about two teen girls, great students, best friends, hellbent on having one first and last night of fun.
The film marks Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and offers a distinctly distaff perspective on the stories so often told from a male (and somewhat stale) angle. Her heroes are Molly and Amy, played by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. Their names might not be starting wildfires yet, but these roles are the ones destined to light the spark to ignite their careers.
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