‘Booksmart’ is an American coming-of age-comedy movie that tells the story of two girls who decide to finally break the rules after a lifetime of following them. Basically, the two high schoolers decide to have a party on their last day of classes before they graduate. ‘Booksmart’ marks the directorial debut of Olivia Wilde, who already has made a name for herself as an actor appearing in projects like ‘Rush’, ‘Alpha Dog’ and ‘Tron: Legacy’. Although Wilde’s teen comedy made its debut at the SXSW festival, it came out in theaters on May 24, 2019. Upon release, it has been critically acclaimed. In fact, Olivia Wilde has already established herself as a director to watch out for; which is why her upcoming directorial attempt, ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’ has begun to generate early buzz.
Naturally, you must be dying to watch Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ to see how the talented actress has transitioned to a director. But before we tell you where to watch the movie, let us walk you through the plot.
What is Booksmart About?
‘Booksmart’ tells the story of two high school friends, Amy and Molly. They appear to have been friends for the longest time but their classmates think of them as pretentious. Amy happens to have a crush on a girl named Ryan and Molly forces her to try and forge a relationship before they graduate. Meanwhile, Molly hears other girls talking about her in the restroom. When she confronts them, saying that she got into Yale, the others prove that they got into good colleges too, after way more partying. Molly is stunned and panics when she realizes that she might not have had enough fun in high school.
When she convinces Amy to go to a graduation party, the latter reluctantly agrees. However, the party, which is at Nick’s aunt’s house, poses one problem for the girls: they do not know the address. Molly calls Jared, a wealthy classmate who likes her. He gives her the address but also invites her to his unattended party on a yacht. There the girls meet Gigi, a drug-crazed individual. Molly also invokes ‘Malala’, which is a code the two friends have, allowing them to unconditionally do what one of them wants to.
After Jared’s party, the girls order a Lyft to Nick’s place. Surprisingly, their principal turns out to be the driver. The ride gets more embarrassing as they accidentally play porn in the car. Finally, they are dropped off to what they think is Nick’s place; but it turns out to be George’s house who is hosting a murder mystery party. The girls run into Gigi again, who tells them that the strawberries they had were laced with drugs.
Finally, the girls manage to contact Miss Fine, a teacher who gives them a ride to Nick’s place. By this time, Amy wants to talk to Ryan and Molly, having realized she has feelings for Nick, wants to talk to him. However, Amy catches Nick and Ryan making out, which makes her want to leave. She calls her own ‘Malala’, but Molly denies it. It results in an argument between Molly and Amy with the latter resenting the former for being manipulative. Hot-headed from the argument, Amy heads to the bathroom where she runs into Hope. They become intimate, but Amy throws up on Hope, stopping all that. Meanwhile, the police show up and everyone at the party runs. Molly is unable to find Amy and is driven home by Triple A, with whom she bonds over the fact that they are both stereotyped.
The next day, Molly regrets arguing with Amy, especially when she finds out how cool Amy had been, to create a diversion allowing everyone else to escape. However, Molly finds out that the cops have imprisoned Amy. She goes to meet her and apologizes. As they reconcile, the events take a fantastic turn. It turns out that the pizza delivery guy who had helped them the other night is a serial killer and Molly trades information about him to get Amy out of jail. She also delivers an impressive valedictorian speech, drawing applause, and also kisses Jared on stage. Amy and Molly’s friendship is further solidified as they make plans to have pancakes before Amy leaves for Bostwana on her flight.
Is Booksmart on Netflix?
Netflix has a fantastic collection of movies and television shows. Though ‘Booksmart’ is not on Netflix, you can check out another coming-of age-comedy called ‘Superbad‘, which also focuses on two co-dependent high schoolers. Coming from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the movie is sure to leave you in splits.
Is Booksmart on Hulu?
Hulu has an impressive collection of films and television shows. On top of this, the platform keeps making smart additions to appeal to a growing viewer base. Though ‘Booksmart’ is not on the platform, it offers some wonderful coming of age films that you simply must watch. Check out ‘Juno‘ or Wes Anderson’s ‘Rushmore‘ to get a view of all the emotions that growing children have to deal with as they realize how complicated life can be.
Is Booksmart on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime has an enviable content library which can perhaps only be beaten by Netflix. Though ‘Booksmart’ is not on the platform, there is no reason to despair. You can still rent or buy the movie and watch it here. It costs $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy. Unless you are fixated on having the movie in your library, we would recommend renting.
Where Can I Stream Booksmart Online?
No subscriptions to the major platforms? No worries, you can still stream and watch ‘Booksmart’. Head over to Vudu, YouTube or FandangoNow to rent or buy the movie. It costs $5.99 to rent the SD, HD, or Ultra HD versions on Vudu and FandangoNow. Alternately you can buy the SD, HD or Ultra HD versions for $14.99. YouTube only has the Ultra HD version available at the same prices. We recommend renting it.
When Will Booksmart be Available on DVD and BluRay?
‘Booksmart’ is already out on DVD and BluRay, that has been made available as of September 2019. You can check it out here.
Where Can I Watch Booksmart Online For Free?
Unfortunately, freeloaders will be disappointed since ‘Booksmart’ is not available for free streaming on the internet using any legal means. You have to wait until the movie arrives on one of the sites with free trial periods. However, we urge all the readers to pay for any art that they consume.