Okay teenage chick-flick-with-smarts has a pair of overachieving high school seniors (Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever) contriving to do on graduation night all the naughty things they missed in the past four years, while they were busy studying. The laughs are there for the gathering in actor-turned-filmmaker Olivia Wilde’s updated hormonal romp, anchored by a screenplay by four women writers. If nothing else, this rehabbing of the perennial teen female popularity-contest subgenre demonstrates that with an energetic cast – Feldstein and Dever lead the way as the most sensible people in every room they enter – and lickety-split putdown dialogue, anything is possible. Costarring Jason Sudeikis, Skyler Gisondo, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Eduardo Franco, and Michael Patrick O’Brien as Pat the Pizza Guy.
Director: Olivia Wilde
Producer: Megan Ellison, Jessica Elbaum, Katie Silberman, Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jillian Longnecker, Scott Robertson and Alex Scott
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Eduardo Franco, Nico Hiraga, Austin Crute, Noah Galvin, Mike O'Brien, Ben Harris, Kyle Samples, Deb Hiett, Bluesy Burke, Christopher Avila, Stephanie Styles, John Hartman, Adam Krist, Gideon Lang and Ellen Doyle