The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Marielle Heller makes her writing-directing feature debut adapting Phoebe Gloeckner’s bestselling coming-of-age story, winning awards at the Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals. Set in 1970s San Francisco, the film stars Bel Powley (A Royal Night Out) as a 15-year-old who enters into her first sexual encounter – with her mother’s boyfriend. Co-stars Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgård.

Grand Prix of the Generation 14+ International Jury at Berlin Film Festival 2015; Cinematography Award (Dramatic) at Sundance Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: R16, Sex scenes, offensive language and drug use102 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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This adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's heavily autobiographical novel is ideally cast and skillfully handled.

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Time Out

Time Out

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What a ballsy film and honest too.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Young women have desires too, and the unsinkable, uninhibited Minnie finds that a little self-belief can make up for a lot of bad decisions.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The novel is life-specific, but what makes Minnie - on the page and now on the screen - greater than any one girl is how she tells her own story in her own soaringly alive voice.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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This is the rare movie that realises that individuals are the sum of formative experiences some good, some bad, and some productive in their devastation.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A remarkably vibrant and frank look at one precocious teen's emerging sexual life.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Minnie’s inner life, a fantasia of animations appearing Crumb-like around her, is dazzling, and there’s plenty of naked emotion amid the sex, drugs and hand-drawn penises.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's heavily autobiographical novel is ideally cast and skillfully handled.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

What a ballsy film and honest too.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Young women have desires too, and the unsinkable, uninhibited Minnie finds that a little self-belief can make up for a lot of bad decisions.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The novel is life-specific, but what makes Minnie - on the page and now on the screen - greater than any one girl is how she tells her own story in her own soaringly alive voice.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is the rare movie that realises that individuals are the sum of formative experiences some good, some bad, and some productive in their devastation.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A remarkably vibrant and frank look at one precocious teen's emerging sexual life.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Minnie’s inner life, a fantasia of animations appearing Crumb-like around her, is dazzling, and there’s plenty of naked emotion amid the sex, drugs and hand-drawn penises.

4.0
0

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