Booksmart 2.0 stars

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Synopsis

High school fantasy from director Olivia Wilde that takes care to hide its soft heart beneath a tough hide of sexy talk, modern mores, and somewhat subverted expectations. Taking the last part first: our heroines here are a couple of good girls (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) who spent high school studying instead of partying, the better to secure a bright collegiate future. Imagine their surprise when they find that their more loose-living peers have similarly promising prospects, but didn’t waste high school banging the books. Time to make up for lost time by going to a graduation party the night before graduation, just so they can say they lived it up while they were still in high school! Dever and Feldstein’s friendship and chemistry provide the film with both its chief appeal and dramatic engine, and the winning pair make Booksmart a film that’s very easy to like. But it’s less easy to believe. In general, the kids don’t seem like kids. They don’t even seem like college kids. They seem like weirdly youthful adults, their wits not hormone-addled but razor sharp, their molten adolescent selves already cooled and tempered by wisdom and self-knowledge. Interpersonal dynamics get treated with sophisticated precision, regardless of emotional turmoil. Even the decision to cut loose reads more like a mid-life crisis than anything else — with the possible exception that the pair have still got time avoid certain consequences and responsibilities. Neither of which are much in evidence here. There’s no real fallout for anything; hence the charge of fantasy. But it's a fun ride all the same.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 42 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, May 27

    10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m.

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    10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, May 27

    11 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

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    11:10 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

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    11:40 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, May 27

    10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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    1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

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    1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    10:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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    2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    2:10 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

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    12:10 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m.

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    3:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

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    11:40 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8 p.m.

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA. 951-699-4970

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  • Wednesday, May 29

    11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

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    9:40 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 2 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

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    1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m.

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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    12:05 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

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    10:40 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

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    11:15 a.m., 1:55 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

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    11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

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    11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

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    10:15 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

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Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

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    11:15 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

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    10:35 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

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Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

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South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego. 619-423-2727

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    8:30 p.m.

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    12:35 a.m., 8:30 p.m.

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