Rated: R - Runtime: 105 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)
Booksmart is paced a lot like Lady Bird, and that's not a bad thing. It's what makes this stand out from the classic "first time at a high school party" genre. I laughed out loud for nearly the entire first fifteen minutes of this movie. There's still plenty to laugh at after that, of course, as well as the surprise, hope, and teen drama twists you'd expect in such a movie. And...spoilers...it ends in a really great place.
As teen party comedies go, this is a really good one.