"They'd be graduating college now and I really hope they go out and party because they’re smart AND fun dammit," the director said of the 'Booksmart' characters
Olivia Wilde is throwing it back as she celebrates a big movie milestone.
In her Instagram post, Wilde, 39, shared photos from the set of the coming-of-age teen comedy, which follows two academically inclined best friends (Feldstein, 29, and Dever, 26) as they spend a wild night out of their comfort zones before high school graduation.
"4 years since we released Booksmart which means they’d be graduating college now and I really hope they go out and party because they’re smart AND fun dammit," Wilde wrote in the caption. "All the love in the world for this family. ♥️"
Both Dever and Feldstein shouted out the Malala Yousafzai reference in the film with their comments on Wilde's post, writing, respectively, "Malala ❤️" and "Malala forever."
Despite receiving rave reviews, the film made less than $10 million over its opening weekend after competing with Disney’s live-action Aladdin, which had raked in $233 million worldwide and $112 million at the U.S. box office by late May 2019.
Booksmart got a second chance in theaters that summer, allowing movie lovers to watch the film once again on the big screen for a discounted $5 price. Altogether, the movie made close to $25 million in theaters worldwide, on an estimated $6 million budget, per Box Office Mojo.
Swift, 33, reposted a video of actress Diana Silvers, who stars in the film, on her Instagram Story, writing, “JUST BOUGHT TICKETS!! Guys go see Booksmart cause in this house we support @oliviawilde.”
Reynolds, 46, raved about the film, tweeting at the time, “BOOKSMART. Don’t walk, RUN to see this. Today and all summer. Holy s---.”
The celebrity endorsements only echoed the film’s rave reviews.
Peter Debruge of Variety said, “Not since Superbad has a high school comedy so perfectly nailed how exhilarating it feels to act out at that age, capturing the thrill of making a series of potentially irreversible mistakes with the person who’s always been there for you.”
“#Booksmart is a coming of age, like … masterpiece? @BeanieFeldstein is a g------ STAR. This movie just added years to my life,” Kevin Fallon from the Daily Beast tweeted after watching the film.
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