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The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Marielle Heller
  • Cast: Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård
  • UK release: 7 August 2015

Adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel about Minnie (Powley), an exuberant teen in 1970s San Francisco, who reveals that she lost her virginity to Monroe (Skarsgård), boyfriend of her mother (Wiig). Powley is a real find, with a compelling screen presence; Heller captures the era well, and the cast is never less than convincing.

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl

13 Feb 20154 stars

Berlinale 2015: Provocative coming-of-ager with Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgård

Smartly drawn in more ways than one, Marielle Heller's directorial debut is a high-wire act. Adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-graphic coming-of-age novel, in the wrong hands this could easily have become lurid and exploitative, as it delves brazenly…

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