saru’s review published on Letterboxd:
i’ll admit it: i’ve always been a bit of a nerd. kept my head down in school, worked hard, got good grades, had ivy league aspirations. i’ve grown up watching coming-of-age and teen movies with a sense of appreciation, yet always a greater sense of detachment. the girls i related to most, the ones who didn’t drink or party, were always relegated to the sidelines as sidekicks or jokes. booksmart has my whole heart for granting girls like that, girls like me, interiority. nobody is one-dimensional.