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How to Build a Girl (2019)

R | | Comedy | 8 May 2020 (USA)
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A teenager living with her working-class family on a council estate in Wolverhampton, England, grows up to become a popular but conflicted music journalist.

Director:

Coky Giedroyc

Writers:

Caitlin Moran (based on the novel by), Caitlin Moran (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beanie Feldstein ... Johanna Morrigan
Cleo Cleo ... Bianca Morrigan
Dónal Finn Dónal Finn ... Karl Boden
Paddy Considine ... Pat Morrigan
Laurie Kynaston ... Krissi Morrigan
Stellan Powell Stellan Powell ... Lupin Morrigan
Freya Perry Freya Perry ... Morrigan Twin
Harper Perry Harper Perry ... Morrigan Twin
Violet Amer Violet Amer ... Morrigan Twin
Sarah Solemani ... Angie Morrigan
Andi Oliver Andi Oliver ... Donna Summer
Michael Sheen ... Dr. Freud
Sue Perkins ... Emily Bronte
Mel Giedroyc ... Charlotte Bronte
Alexei Sayle ... Karl Marx
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Storyline

The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein), who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family in Wolverhampton. Written by variety

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language throughout and some teen drinking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Sue Perkins (Emily Bronte) and Mel Giedroyc (Charlotte Bronte) have been good friends for many years and have worked on several projects together, most famously, as presenters of The Great British Baking Show (2010) between 2010 and 2016. See more »

Quotes

Johanna Morrigan: [nervous on her first flight] They say flying is the safest mode of transport, but surely that's walking?
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Connections

References Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977) See more »

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Stand By You
Written by Chrissie Hynde
Performed by The Pretenders
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Really liked it
16 May 2020 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells a bittersweet coming of age story. I am so glad she finds herself! The protagonist is really engaging, and you just can't help but be drawn to her story. I really liked it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,201, 10 May 2020

Gross USA:

$70,632

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,632
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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