Olivia Wilde makes her feature directing debut with Booksmart, and the feature has received excellent word of mouth. The coming of age tale centers on studious teenagers Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) who embark on one final adventure before heading off the college. Feldstein’s previous credits include What We Do In The Shadows and Lady Bird, and Dever is a cast member of TV’s Last Man Standing.
Wilde describes the film as an “intense” look at a pivotal and close friendship. “I was just grateful that someone was making a story about female friendship and one that just wasn’t about them trying to get a guy,” said Wilde. “Or trying to assimilate.”
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Booksmart, co-starring Jason Sudeikis and Lisa Kudrow, hits theaters May 24.