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The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

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A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

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... Minnie
Willie ... Domino the Cat
... Charlotte
... Gretel (as Abigail Wait)
... Monroe
... Andrea
... Michael Cocaine
... Burt
... Kimmie
... Ricky Wasserman
... Chuck
Davy Clements ... Arnie
Charles Lewis III ... Cool English Teacher
... Old Hippie
... Aline Kominsky (voice) (as Susannah Schulman)
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A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, drug use, language and drinking-all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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28 August 2015 (USA)  »

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A tinilány naplója  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,334, 9 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,477,002, 23 October 2015
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Bel Powley was 22 years old at the time the film was shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Minnie: I had sex today... Holy shit.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

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Next Plane to London
Written by Kenny O'Dell
Performed by The Rose Garden
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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sexual coming-of-age
4 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's 1976 San Francisco. Fifteen year old Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is overjoyed at losing her virginity to her mother Charlotte (Kristen Wiig)'s boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård). They begin a secret affair. Minnie and her friend Kimmie Minter get into various adult situations. Her stepfather Pascal MacCorkill (Christopher Meloni) wants to stay in her and her sister Gretel's lives. She records tapes of her diary and draws inspired by cartoonist Aline Kominsky.

This takes a less conventional look at the sexual coming-of-age story from the female perspective. It is not flowers and puppies. It is highly sexual in nature. It is unflinching. My main problem is that Bel is a little too old to play the fifteen year old. I rather have a younger actress do the role without the nudity. There is a shock with a man having sex with a young girl that is missing in this movie. She looks 20s. I'm reminded of Heather Matarazzo in 'Welcome to the Dollhouse' and the shock of that sexual subject matter. This movie has the same shocking subject.


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