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The film is its own beast — a quick, modern, and honest comedy led by strong and dynamic characters and a talented first-time director Olivia Wilde. All those movies shared was comedic ensemble casts and an R-rating. Save Pin FB More.
In the beginning sequence we learn everything we need to know about the main characters. Molly and her best friend Amy Dever have been so focused on achievement that they forgot to enjoy their high school experience, meanwhile, their peers managed to score Ivy League acceptance letters and party every weekend.
It's better. But why are we so quick to compare Booksmart to the box of penis jokes Judd Apatow created in with Superbad?
All rights reserved. Upon this realization, Molly and Amy set out to cram four years of fun into a single evening.
But if we look past structure alone, the films, released 12 years apart, really have nothing in common. Credit: Francois Duhamel.
From my perspective, Booksmart may actually be the anti- Superbadbut even if substance matched the structure, the comparison feels limiting, and judging by its frequency, all too instinctive. It handles token coming-of-age moments an awkward sexual experience or first drunken night with a good-natured humor, careful not to exploit them for easy laughs.
Booksmart lead. Is it simply a lack of creativity that drives us to align innovative women-led films to their male counterparts, or does the ratio of all-female to all-male movies in the canon cause us to subconsciously view the former as derivative?
Close this dialog window View image. Booksmart Isn't the "Female Superbad". When Booksmart premiered at South by Southwest in March, I was inundated with glowingly positive reviews, most of which found a way to wedge a Superbad reference in the first paragraph like I just did, yes, but bear with me.
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Booksmart embed. Then again, did we ever?
To overlook its uniqueness and relegate it to the same category as a movie about horny teenage boys is a mistake.