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Booksmart review

Review of Booksmart

I thought the movie offered a fresh take on a high school comedy.

That being said, many aspects of the plot were unrealistic and raised questions for me:

- connecting with people in one night who you have shared little connection with over four years
- everyone the audience is introduced to happens to be going to an ivy league school which are known to be very selective
- Amy decides to get arrested even though she will presumably have a record
- the police only arrest one person out of a party with upwards of forty people
- the girls do not get in trouble for speeding through the town and crashing through a fence at their graduation
- there were few adults at graduation and seemingly no parents or family members
- only Molly drove Amy to the airport when she would be in a foreign country for a year

It is also disappointing to me that one of the girls' feminist heroes seems to be Michelle Obama or any woman in the Obama family. This makes me question how politically informed they really are, as the Obama administration kicked people out of their houses, jailed journalists who exposed war crimes, and bombed many countries. These policies do not seem to support personal freedoms and equal standards of living.

Added by yellowhair
11 months ago on 18 June 2020 21:01