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640. The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Published January 23, 2016

Background info

Title: The Diary of a Teenage Girl Director: Marielle Heller Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 42m

“Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.”

Live blog

0:45 – I don’t know how she managed that, given those hideous trousers. 5:26 – How can you take anyone seriously with a bird on their head? 10:17 – “I was afraid to pass up the chance because I may never get another.” Ah, youth. 14:04 – Fold out camera is interesting. Wood effect not so much. 15:54 – Playing the guessing game because your sister is listening at the door.

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Conclusions

I wanted to like this one because I really like Bel Powley and Kristen Wigg.

But oof, it was just too seventies.

Rating: Unrated.

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