BFFs Molly and Amy have one night to cram in four years’ worth of high-school partying.
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Dir Olivia Wilde
Prod Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, Katie Silberman
Scr Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman
With Beanie Feldstein. Kaitlyn Dever, Jessica William
102min. Cert 15
UK Distribution Entertainment One
The competitive nature of high school is given a refreshing twist in actor Olivia Wilde’s fast-paced and incredibly funny directorial debut. Superstar students Molly and Amy have spent their entire high-school career eschewing parties to work towards entry into the best colleges. Discovering that their class of party-hard students have also made the grade for the top schools ignites Molly’s fiercely competitive streak. Determined to attend at least one amazingly debauched party before she graduates, she co-opts queer best friend Amy. What follows is one hell of a night to remember. Booksmart is a funny, warm and inclusive film that avoids the mean-girl pitfalls of other high-school comedies. Celebrating and embracing difference rather than torturing it, it’s a queer classic for the ages.
All screenings will have Audio Description available.
The screening on Sunday 29 March has English subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.