Booksmart ★★★★½

Impressive feature debut from Olivia Wilde that updates the high school graduation film with sensitivity and reality. With complicated characters and a solid story, it has some great and funny moments that balance out the friendship at the core of the movie along with some nice glimpses into the angst and life before big changes come. The trailer promotes it as a raunchy comedy, but the film is a lot more than that. I'm so glad that I recently rewatched Claudia Weill's Girlfriends just before watching this as it would make an interesting double bill of female friendship two generations apart.