How to Build a Girl

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2020
  • Running time: 102 min
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... read more
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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, How to Build a Girl is a sassy, sexy, and a profoundly touching coming-of-age comedy that traces the rocky road to womanhood through the lens of a unique and wildly hilarious protagonist. Co-starring Alfie Allen, Paddy Consindine, Chris O'Dowd, and Emma Thompson.

Original Release

05/08/2020

US Release

05/08/2020

Cast

Alfie Allen John Kite
Emma Thompson Amanda / Amanda Watson
Frank Dillane Tony Rich
Beanie Feldstein Johanna Morrigan
Jameela Jamil Cleopatra
Edward Bluemel Strange Cages Manager / Strange Cases Manager
Paddy Considine Pat Morrigan
Sarah Solemani Angie Morrigan
Sue Perkins Emily Bronte
Bobby Schofield Pricey
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Coky Giedroyc

Writers

Caitlin Moran

Cast

Alfie Allen John Kite
Emma Thompson Amanda / Amanda Watson
Frank Dillane Tony Rich
Beanie Feldstein Johanna Morrigan
Jameela Jamil Cleopatra
Edward Bluemel Strange Cages Manager / Strange Cases Manager
Paddy Considine Pat Morrigan
Sarah Solemani Angie Morrigan
Sue Perkins Emily Bronte
Bobby Schofield Pricey
Laurie Kynaston Krissi Morrigan
Tadhg Murphy Andy Rock
Hammed Animashaun Ed Edwards
Sonia Goswami Paediatrician Alex Slade
Johnny Mindlin Sound Man
Ziggy Heath Derby
Asheq Akhtar Mr. Sanghera
Dónal Finn Karl Boden
Stellan Powell Lupin Morrigan
Lucy Punch Sylvia Plath

Producers

Ollie Madden Executive Producer
Caitlin Moran Executive Producer
Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Sue Bruce-Smith Executive Producer
Tim Headington Executive Producer
Lia Buman Executive Producer
Daniel Battsek Executive Producer
Emma Berkofsky Executive Producer
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Debra Hayward Producer
Alison Owen Producer
Michael S. Constable Producer
Bonnie-Chance Roberts Producer

Editors

Gareth C. Scales, Gary Dollner

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