Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime.
Realistic teen comedies are having a moment.
Long gone are the unrelatable Bring It On and The Princess Diaries days of yore and in their places are diversified, nuances works such as To All The Boys I've Loved Before and Love, Simon.
On television, programmes like Sex Education are overthrowing longstanding, problematic teen comedy tropes. And now Booksmart – Olivia Wilde's directorial debut – is delivering a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective in the form of a coming of age story for a new generation.
Booksmart follows best friends Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as they're about to graduate from high school and realise they have never broken any rules.
Not only that: they realise that many of their peers who have prioritised their social lives have managed to secure bright futures, as well. In an attempt to make some more "traditional" high school memories, the two set out on a wild night filled with what appears to be some hilariously over-the-top shenanigans.
Booksmart, which recently made its debut at SXSW, also stars Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis. It has also just been dubbed 'the best buddy movie since Superbad' by Variety.
"Not since “Superbad” has a high school comedy so perfectly nailed how exhilarating it feels to act out at that age, capturing the thrill of making a series of potentially irreversible mistakes with the person who’s always been there for you, even as it acknowledges the inevitability that said confidante can’t be your wing-woman forever."
Booksmart is currently scheduled to hit UK cinemas on 27 May 2019.