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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.

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Coky Giedroyc

Writers:

Caitlin Moran (based on the novel by), Caitlin Moran (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beanie Feldstein ... Johanna Morrigan
Cleo Cleo ... Bianca Morrigan
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

Johanna's "God wall" - in which she has pictures of all her idols pinned to her wall - was inspired by Caitlin Moran's own wall which she had up in her bedroom when she was a teenager. 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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References Top of the Pops (1964) See more »

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I'll Be There
Written and Performed by Casimir Bowyer
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Beanie Disappeared inti the role and made it good.

Expected something rough, wasn't bad. She did a great accent, I was listening carefully for any hiccups in it and nothing too bad. after a few scene she disappeared into the character and made it believable. Exactly what an actor suppose to do. Story was allright, but standard fare. Soundtrack could have been better by choosing more unique tracks rather than the ones that are more known.


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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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1.85 : 1
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