Booksmart arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Kaitlyn Dever stars as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, BOOKSMART, an Annapurna Pictures release.

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
  • Gallery

Booksmart is now available to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.