/Film managing editor Jacob Hall said, “‘Booksmart’ could’ve been a $100 million grosser if Annapurna knew a damn thing about movie marketing.”. On the eve of graduation, Molly confronts classmates insulting her bookishness in the bathroom, telling them she got into Yale.

All rights reserved. They dropped the ball in a major way and I’m never going to get over this. Booksmart make $100MM @ box office? What if they realized that everyone they thought just partied and wasted their high-school years were going to Ivy League schools just like them? On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more.

Don’t give studios an excuse not to green-light movies made by and about women.”, Wilde’s post proved controversial, as many took issue with the fact the filmmaker was seemingly creating a competition between her female-led comedy and “big dogs” like Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” remake, which also happens to showcase an inclusive cast. "[42], Booksmart was included on 68 critics' top-ten lists, and on two lists was ranked in first place. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! [39] Vulture's Emily Yoshida also favorably wrote that it "manages to be inclusive and progressive, without being precious about anything or sacrificing an ounce of humor". [3][4], In the United States and Canada, Booksmart was released alongside Aladdin and Brightburn, and was projected to gross around $12 million from 2,505 theaters in its four-day opening weekend. feels like it’s everywhere compared to FAST COLOR & JINN id kill for their marketing! , — olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) May 27, 2019, i’ve been feeling the same thing!!! Booksmart was released on digital download on August 20, 2019, and on DVD and Blu-ray on September 3, 2019. Everyone's trying to figure out how we protect the smaller films that aren't four-quadrant mega-releases. We made @Booksmart for everyone. [16], Silvers was initially asked to audition for Ryan, but felt her appearance was not ideal for the character and auditioned for Hope instead. Molly calls their favorite teacher, Miss Fine, who gives them a ride to Nick's party. Titles such as “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Vice” lost the company up to $8 million and $15 million, respectively. ", "2019 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances According to Over 300 Critics From Around the World", "The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society 2nd Annual Midseason Award Winners", "OFCS Presents: 23rd Annual Awards for 2019", "Variety Names 10 Directors to Watch for 2019", "ReFrame Stamp Affixed On Record 26 Films For 2019", "SFFILM Wraps 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival After 14 Days of Films, Conversations, and Celebrations", "The 2019 Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) Winners", "Writers Guild Awards: '1917,' 'Parasite,' 'Little Women' Among Film Nominees", GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Booksmart&oldid=988097914, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman, Best Performance by an Actor or Actress 23 and Under, This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 01:49. [37] Alissa Wilkinson of Vox awarded the film a score of four out of five, writing that the "memorably relatable" Booksmart is also a "delightful reminder that growing up is about realizing nobody's a stereotype". It stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two graduating high school girls who set out to finally break the rules and party on their last day of classes; Jessica Williams, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, and Jason Sudeikis also star.