The Valero Verdict: Booksmart

Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with rating of the movie and a short overall thoughts.

On the docket today: The raunchy teenage comedy Booksmart which is the directorial debut of Olivia Wilde.

  • Give me all the Beanie Feldstein in all the comedy movies moving forward please. She was absolutely HILARIOUS in this movie. I don’t know how we are just seeing her in movies now but we need to keep her around for the long run.
  • Kaitlyn Dever: I’ve never caught an episode of Last Man Standing, so this was the first real time I saw Dever and I won’t lie as per my above about Feldstein, I would love to see more of her in the future.
  • The chemistry between these two was spot on, you can’t make up chemistry especially in comedy movies. You felt a connection from start to finish between the two and it never stopped.
  • The Barbie scene (pictured up above) was unique and hilariously creative scene that will have you almost on the floor laughing.
  • The Music/Score of this film was BRILLIANT!!!!! (Dan Nakamura job well done.

The Verdict:

**** out of ***** gavels

This is a film you are going to watch for years to come and laugh hysterically at. Dever/Feldstein relationship was very Hill/Cera like from Superbad, they were great together and really left you wanting more. The supporting cast was phenonmal, and a HUGE shout out to Billie Lourd who was HILARIOUS!!!!!
Olivia Wilde directorial debut was funny, witty, charming and all around a fun ride from start to finish.

Should You See It?: HUGE YES. You will laugh and laugh a lot. Go see it and thank me later.

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