Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart, is now available for viewers to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD.
Make no mistake that this film is an instant high school comedy classic. There’s already been a lot to be said about how the film should have been marketed better. I’m not going to get into any of that. What I do hope is that the indie comedy is able to find an audience through its home release. Whether this comes through digital rentals or a streaming platform remains to be determined.
The bonus features are light when you compare them to similar films. We do get some of the basic features for a release including audio commentary and deleted scenes. There is also a feature on the film being the next “best high school comedy.” Ten years from now, this is going to be a film that many of us are still talking about. I said it before and I say it again: instant high school comedy classic. There are so few films about female friendship in high school. What Olivia Wilde and company do is make a film that could be described as Bridesmaids for a younger generation.
One more thing. Billie Lourd steals the show here. As the fall film festival season starts, here’s a reminder that she is amazing in the film and should be at least be considered for Best Supporting Actress.
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:
- Audio Commentary by Olivia Wilde
- Booksmart: The Next “Best High School Comedy”
- Pliés and Jazz Hands: The Dance Fantasy
- Dressing Booksmart
- Deleted Scenes