Olivia Wilde grows from a guest voice actress on Netflix knockout animated comedy, BoJack Horseman, to a powerful filmmaker in her directional debut, Booksmart. Wilde’s coming-of-the-age-comedy is a lot of things. It’s a satisfying tale for those who were never really cool at school. It is a triumphant baby-step for all young ambitious female directors aiming big at Hollywood. And a template for future teen-comedies to build upon. Some of Hollywood’s big-wigs including Ryan Reynolds and Aaron Paul are; in fact, even obsessing over the film.
It will be an understatement to say that Booksmart is a revolutionary feature. The film has smartly spun its genre in such a refreshing, raunchy, warm, and sharp way that it has simply redefined the very existence of teen-comedies. Celebrities, critics and fans are in awe of Wilde’s Booksmart alike. They are pouring in praises for the movie’s sense of inclusion, power-packed performances, and progressive humour.
Check out their reactions.
Ryan Reynolds Loves The Olivia Wilde Movie
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is also obsessing over Booksmart. He even insists that people should “run, not walk”, to watch the Olivia Wilde passion project.
BOOKSMART. Don’t walk, RUN to see this. Today and all summer. Holy shit. pic.twitter.com/IV2coaiDpr
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 26, 2019
Lili Reinhart, Monica Lewinsky, and Gloria Calderon Kellett
Besides film stars and executives, TV stars have also been smitten by the film’s warmth. Riverdale star Lili Reinhart particularly is a big fan of Olivia Wilde’s work. She has; in truth, penned down praise for Wilde and her efforts to amplify representation of women in films.
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) May 26, 2019
American activist, Monica Lewinsky calls Olivia Wilde flawless. The TV personality additionally proclaims that Wilde is one of the best directors of her time. Lisa Kudrow Booksmart movie
THE HYPE IS REAL!@Booksmart is unfuckingbelievable. ??@oliviawilde – one of the best directors of our time – flawless. @BeanieFeldstein + @KaitlynDever – divine.
brilliant script. @brooke + i ♥️’d it even @ 10.10am!
(and grateful we’re past beret jokes… i panicked 4 a sec!)
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) June 1, 2019
One Day At A Time showrunner, Gloria Calderon Kellett feels that Booksmart is a delightful watch. As a matter of fact, Kellett wants more movies like the Olivia Wilde feature.
Saw @Booksmart today with a galpal & it was as delightful as everyone on my feed said it would be. Congrats to @oliviawilde on a fantastic directorial debut. And I'm in mad love with @BeanieFeldstein & @KaitlynDever More movies like this, please. #WomenRule
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) May 30, 2019
Aaron Paul Calls Booksmart An Instant Classic
Breaking Bad and Westworld actor Aaron Paul too is a Booksmart fan. The artist calls the movie ‘an instant classic’. Which indeed holds true as movie stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein have carved a niche of perfection with their iconic comic timing.
If you haven’t seen @Booksmart I suggest you run to the theater right now to watch it. What @oliviawilde did with this film is incredibly special. An instant classic. Please go and support this beautiful film. You will thank me. It’s truly perfect. ?
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) June 1, 2019
Jon Cryer And Mindy Kaling Have Watched Booksmart Twice
Mindy Kaling understands that Booksmart has everything she has ever asked for in a movie. To Kaling, Booksmart is poignant. It is; in fact, so touching that she’s seen it in theatres twice.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 26, 2019
Two And A Half Men star John Cryer has followed the footsteps of Kaling by watching the movie twice in the same week. The actor has even found his favourite film moment in the ‘****ing great’ movie. Lisa Kudrow Booksmart film
Saw @Booksmart for the second time last night.
Still ***king great!
New favorite moment: when Theo sees Miss Fine at the party and starts undoing his braids.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) May 30, 2019