Booksmart is one of those movies about teenagers that are not supposed to be watched by unsupervised teenagers. So, my guess is… it’s a movie for parents (much like “13 reasons why”)… so there’s nothing weird about the fact that I have already watched it 3 times in a month, right?
I may be just me, or the fact that I did nothing but study really hard in my high school years, but I absolutely lived through this movie! I tend to do that a lot. Teenage comedies have been my thing since I was a teenager and actively knew I was not enjoying those years properly… but of course, back in my day, I was watching “16 candles” and “The Breakfast club” , which were not exactly R-rated.
This is actually the only downside of booksmart for me. Being a parent of young kids, I can’t let this movie play on on the background all day, every day as I do with “Ferris Bueller’s day off” just to create a vibe in the house.
All that aside, I had really big expectations for Beanie Feldstein, after all she IS Jonah Hill’s sister… and I was not let down! She absolutely funny and reminds me a lot of Jonah! Both the eyes and the acting style.
It broke my heart when I hard Jonah say in the “Life is Short” podcast how bad he felt when he was overweight, specially in his teenage years and how proud he was of Beanie for how strong she is towards criticism. I absolutely just wanted to hug him. I have a special place in my heart for people who can crack me up. It is rare, people.
Beanie’s co-star, Kaitlyn Dever has been in another interesting project called “Unbelievable”, which I haven’t watched yet because I am CLEARLY a silly-movies person. I mean… real life gives me enough heart palpitations as it is…
I love it. I just love it. I love that we get to see Lisa Kudrow , Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte and I also love that each member of the cast was so carefully picked. I foresee this is gonna be a “Mean Girls” situation where everyone in the cast endup being very successful.
Fun fact. As the professional stalker that I am, I was forced to google most members of the cast and I found out that “Nick” ( Mason Gooding ) is Cuba Gooding Jr.’s son. Talk about big shoes to fill! You guys remember “Radio”? I am pretty sure that movie gave me a panic attack… I’m glad I quit that serious-movies stuff long ago.
I must mention that there’s another thing I love about this movie. Even though it’s set in 2019, the unsaturated colors give it a very 90’s vibe! And other than my kids, It’s safe to say the 90’s are my favorite thing in the world! Well, considering I keep trying to seek the experiences I never had as a teenager, my love for the 90’s would be kind of predictable.
Gee.. I hope I sound normal enough.
Oh well… that should be the least of my concerns by this point!