6:30pm - Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
Actress Olivia Wilde's feature directorial debut follows two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night. With Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Billie Lourde, Maya Rudolph.
"Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary." (Globe and Mail)
"Booksmart is a teen sex romp well suited for the summer of 2019: feminist but not preachy, raunchy but not nasty, emotionally intelligent but not sentimental." (Slate)
"It's a high school movie that doesn't have sadistic bullies shoving helpless nerds into lockers, just a bunch of kids that, for all their flaws, are kind, funny, worldly, whip-smart and unapologetically themselves." (AV Club)
"Booksmart puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer." (Salon.com)
Thursday, September 5
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 | $12.50 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
BOOKSMART (Olivia Wilde, 2019 / 102 mins / Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.
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