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Carrie Pilby (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 4 April 2017 (USA)
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A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.


Susan Johnson


Kara Holden (screenplay by), Caren Lissner (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bel Powley ... Carrie Pilby
Nathan Lane ... Dr. Petrov
Gabriel Byrne ... Mr. Pilby
Vanessa Bayer ... Tara
Colin O'Donoghue ... Professor Harrison
Jason Ritter ... Matt
William Moseley ... Cy
Desmin Borges ... Douglas P. Simpson
Poorna Jagannathan ... Fliss
Zachary Infante ... Davy
Andy Bustillos ... Ted
Mahaley Patel ... Amanda
Joel Michaely ... George
Scott Keiji Takeda ... Ronald
Cornelia Guest ... Mrs. Rubin


A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.

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Sometimes the smartest thing to do is to not know what you're doing. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

4 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mergina su principais. Kere Pilbe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,944, 31 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,025, 7 April 2017
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Hailee Steinfeld was previously attached to the role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


Although the film takes place during winter and the characters complain about the cold, you never see their breaths when they are outside. See more »


Carrie Pilby: There's a perfectly good reason I don't have any friends. Friends are people. And people are dishonest, ingenuine, and let's face it, not that smart.
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Be Your Man
Performed by Moses Jordan
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The source of pain and also strength!
25 March 2017 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Carrie is a young Harvard graduate, healthy and pretty, and she lives in a New York City apartment paid for by her Dad. Despite such advantages, she is crippled by fear and insecurity. Stung by human cruelty and indifference, Carrie has become cynical, defensive and a loner without a job or purpose. Her fastidious nature only digs more holes for herself. Luckily, Carrie's therapist has a plan to get her out of the funk. Despite the straightforward and simple nature of the plan which requires that Carrie merely re-read a favorite book, find a friend, go on a date, get a pet and do something she loved as a child, Carrie balks, struggles and finds snarky ways to cut corners. Though Carrie struggles, the plan begins to work its magic in getting her to engage with the world again. She finds that the source of her pain is also the source of her strength.

The main actor, Bel Powley, is charming and a wonder to watch. The dialogue is sharp and funny. I loved the theme of the story; a good person who is wounded emotionally and struggling with their innate power. In Carrie there is this timeless hero myth retold from a female perspective for a change. It is refreshing. The film is based on a book of the same name. The film gets a little clunky when it relies too heavily on lines. It then has a preordained quality like lemmings going to the sea. Overall, though, it is alluring and clever. Seen at the Miami International Film Festival.

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