How to Build a Girl

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In Theaters: May 8, 2020 (limited)

On DVD/Blu-ray: August 11, 2020

On Digital/VOD: July 7, 2020

R | 1h 42m | Comedy

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Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine.

Despite being brushed off initially, Johanna clamors to the top of the '90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde — a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men. It isn't long before the rapid pace at which Johanna's life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up?

Based on the best-selling novel by Caitlin Moran.

Director: Coky Giedroyc
Studio: IFC Films
Producer(s): Alison Owen, Debra Hayward
Cast: Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen, Frank Dillane, Chris O'Dowd, Joanna Scanlan, Emma Thompson, Lucy Punch, Gemma Arterton, Michael Sheen, Sue Perkins, Laurie Kynaston
Writer(s): Caitlin Moran
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