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From 'Booksmart' to 'Late Night,' here are the comedies to see in theaters now

Looking to lighten the mood? Check out this week's lineup of comedies showing on the big screen in and around Las Vegas.

Here are the top-ranked comedy films to catch in theaters, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Booksmart

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on May 24.

The New Republic's Kristen Evans said, "It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more 'Bridesmaids' than 'Lady Bird'...a success on [its] own terms," while Erin Keane of Salon noted, "'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer."

It's playing at Regal Village Square (9400 W. Sahara Ave.) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Late Night

A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generations are united by their love of biting comments.

With a Tomatometer Score of 79 percent and an Audience Score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Late Night" is well worth a watch.

"Heightened by an impressive performance from Thompson, it's a fun movie that tackles a variety of issues, including sexism in the workplace, with panache," according to Kathleen Sachs of the Chicago Reader, while the Chicago Sun-Times' Richard Roeper said, "Humor can be a great equalizer, and Thompson and Kaling are terrific as two women who are funny as hell and should never be underestimated."

Catch it on the big screen at Century 16 Suncoast (9090 Alta Drive) through Monday, July 1 and Regal Village Square (9400 W. Sahara Ave.) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Yesterday

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

With a Tomatometer Score of 60 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Yesterday" is well worth a watch.

"At its best ['Yesterday'] invites the audience, along with the characters on screen, to hear some of the finest songs ever written for the very first time," noted Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, while ReelViews' James Berardinelli said, "Weaknesses aside, it's a feel-good experience with more to recommend it than the obligatory nostalgia trip associated with half-century old songs."

It's screening at AMC Rainbow Promenade 10 (2321 N. Rainbow Blvd.) through Sunday, July 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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