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May 08 2020

Review: How to Build a Girl


豆豆费尔德斯坦 has spent her time sharing the screen in coming-of-age comedies, whether in a tandem spotlight in智能预定or stealing scenes in smaller doses in伯德夫人。With Coky Giedroyc’s early-90s-rock infused如何建立一个女孩, she gets her own showcase.While the actress makes good on her potential to carry her own vehicle, the film itself offers more modest results.

From Caitlin Moran’s popular and semi-autobiographical novel, Feldstein stars as Johanna Morrigan, a teenage music obsessive and writer with dreams outsized to her family’s low income.After an embarrassing public attempt at sharing her writing, she adopts a brash exterior as Dolly Wilde to pursue a journalism career and sexual liberation.As she is confronted by the ingrained sexism of a male dominated industry, Johanna develops Dolly’s voice into caustic extreme to establish herself, reaping success through persona.But the self-reinvention that was once an escape from her perceived weaknesses quickly becomes a wedge between her passion and her true self..

If much of these story beats sound very familiar to audiences, then they will be happy to discover that so are its many delights.With a banging soundtrack that doesn’t rely too much on the obvious cues (save for one expertly unfurled Jeff Buckley track),如何建立一个女孩wins by its occasional whimsical flourish and in having an outspoken female protagonist to enliven this very male subgenre.The film may follow in the footsteps of the likes of星街, but as Johanna exposes the sexism within the industry of music journalism, the film freshens the music coming-of-age narrative.Though it leans hard into formula and offers little in the way of deviation,建立still satisfies with a high dose of grungy sweetness and the unflappable charisma of Beanie Feldstein.

But perhaps建立is less attuned to the assemblage of personhood than it promises, reducing her character arc to the things that happen to her rather than how they affect her.Especially once she loses sight of herself, Johanna is defined by circumstance rather than interiority.The film can't quite escape the feeling of wearing its charms much in the way Johanna performatively costumes herself - but it doesn’t deepen its understanding of her as she learns the limitations of affectation.We leave Johanna much as we met her, albeit with some valuable experience.

However, that doesn’t mean the performance falters in trying to illuminate our heroine.With Feldstein at the reins, Johanna is wisely shaded with degrees of authenticity for when she is and isn’t being herself.Her comedic gifts are once again on full display, but it’s the actress’s deft balance she strikes between Johanna’s naiveté and self-conviction that elevates the film into something memorable.She remains one of the more exciting performers of the moment to watch evolve into a full-fledged star.

With supporting work from Paddy Considine as (of course) Johanna’s father, Alfie Allen as a Buckley-esque rocker, and a one-scene-and-done Emma Thompson,如何建立一个女孩charms fully, but doesn’t register much deeper than that.B-


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Reader Comments (7)

The open secret is Beanie has been pushing to play Cass Elliot in a biopic entitled “Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore” but can’t get the right creative team to get it happening.She’s been very open at parties and events that it’s her ticket to Oscar gold so I’m sure she’s kicking herself she couldn’t get it done and out in a year of hesitant releasing and an open field.

May 8, 2020 | 未注册的批评家Anon P.R.

Beanie is awesome and so full of life and energy.She was also great in邻居2。..


May 8, 2020 | 未注册的批评家thevoid99

Really enjoyed the book and was not let down by the adaptation here - such fun.Yes, it's a little speedy and I see how after a point it's more about actions than emotions or interiority - but I think it's worth it to see a teenage girl with such agency on screen.即使当她回应她的环境,她的选择感到特别她自己抑制不住的总是约她希望下一步去哪里。(或者,也许我能在一定的差距填补精神上更因为我读过的书。)我有一个爆炸。

May 9, 2020 | 未注册的批评家戴夫S.

此外,匿名P.R.- “公开的秘密”?你为什么说话像它的一些丑闻,一个演员会想开发一个项目?对她的好。

May 9, 2020 | 未注册的批评家戴夫S.


May 9, 2020 | 未注册的批评家枯萎外貌


我从评论知道在TIFF去年,这不是太棒了,但我打算租它豆豆反正...我是一个粉丝。我很抱歉,艾玛·汤普森,另一个是我的最爱,只在一个场景,但!(适合在工作室以实惠的价格,而不是$ 19.99元租金释放这一点。)

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