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“Booksmart” Is the Right Amount of Camp

When I heard that Olivia Wilde was making her directorial debut in a collaboration with Billie Lourd I was as ecstatic as I was concerned. Both of them are incredible, dramatic actresses, but they are very campy so this could be a huge hit or the biggest miss. Turns out it’s both and that’s more interesting than I expected.

According to IMDb, this is what Booksmart is about:

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

The movie is not Lady Bird, but it’s a successful teen comedy aimed at women, in the same lane as Edge of Seventeen. However, word of mouth and social media buzz have helped it become a sensation, making it likely that one day we will think of it as a cult classic.


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