Booksmart (2019)

 Rated R, just like this movie very much is.

Olivia Wilde’s acclaimed directorial debut provides a juicy topic for the 381st Ellises’ Analysis. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever are a fresh and funny team, but Billie Lourd steals the show with her delightful take on a free-spirited party animal. For a low-budget comedy, this movie is ambitious and it’s very technically accomplished, but the characters are inconsistent and the picture has more than a few WTF moments. Unhappy with that statement. Well, just wait because we’ll certainly angry up the blood of those who don’t like hearing Booksmart compared to Superbad. We stuck our faces deep into that hornet’s nest too. So support your BFF, Malala, but get a lot of quarters ready for the swear jar as 2 middle-aged people talk about a laughfest meant for teenagers.

Well, Actually: The talented editor (Jamie Gross) is a woman, not a man.

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Links to: Superbad and Lady Bird and Love, Simon and Good Boys

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