It’s been a few hours since the preview and I’m still sitting in awe every time I try to write something about Booksmart. I’m genuinely dumbfounded.
Booksmart has no right to be as funny, warm and real as it is but it’s there and I’m not too sure what to do about it.
Do I need to call the police?
I don’t think I’ve been this surprised about a movie coming so out of left field since The Emperor’s New Groove graced screens back in the noughties. That might not sound like much but who really predicted a movie which had David Spade take on the role of an entitled talking llama price was going to be that funny?
Booksmart has a similar mantel. Who expects another teen coming of age party film to be that funny?
I turned to my friend once the film had ended and we both just looked at each other in a sort of stunned silence for a moment. “Well, that movie was excellent.” said one of our voices eventually. I honestly don’t remember who broke first but I know the reply went something like “Yeah it really was. What a ride.”