Thursday, 20 August 2015 20:08

Review of DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL Starring Kristen Wiig and Bel Powley

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DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL opens in St. Louis August 21st exclusively at Landmark's The Tivoli Theater

“I had sex today! Holy s**t!” is the opening line of DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, a fresh take on the teen rite of passage from director Marielle Heller, adapting an illustrated novel by Phoebe Gloeckner. 15-year old Minnie (Bel Powley), clad in her ‘Mickey Rat’ T-shirt, makes the shocking declaration in voice-over as she heads home to the apartment where she resides with her divorced mother Charlotte (Kristen Wiig) and younger sister Gretel (Abby Wait) in hippy-infested San Francisco. The year is 1976 and Minnie’s ‘diary’ is actually a cassette tape recorder into which she confesses daily details about her affair with mom’s slacker boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgard)........

Read the rest of my review at We Are Movie Geeks HERE