28 June 2019 8pm
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 102 mins
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd
Study hard, don’t slack off, get into a good college: that’s the formula for high school success, or so think best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever). That’s until they discover that their hard-partying classmates are also bound for the Ivy League.
Putting aside the ring binders, they commit to spending the last night of high school experiencing the debauched life unlived.
Actor Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut rewrites teen movie cliches to tell a smart, inclusive story that fizzes with superb set pieces and hilarious performances.
A tale of female camaraderie that is freewheeling and frank, with many painfully relatable moments.
“A female buddy film in the guise of a high-school partying movie, Booksmart is endlessly funny and outrageous, yet always grounded by its realistic central relationship.” ★★★★ – BBC
“Booksmart is inclusive and progressive without feeling forced and announces Wilde, an actor who hasn’t always found her groove on screen, as a major director, one of the more impressive behind-the-camera transitions I have seen for a while.” ★★★★ – Guardian
“Exhibiting a raucous sense of humor that has no qualms with shifting gears from the gross-out to the surreal, Wilde hints we’ve only seen a fraction of her talent.” ★★★★ – Den of Geek
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