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The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

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A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

Director:

Marielle Heller

Writers:

Phoebe Gloeckner (novel), Marielle Heller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bel Powley ... Minnie
Willie Willie ... Domino the Cat
Kristen Wiig ... Charlotte
Abby Wait ... Gretel (as Abigail Wait)
Alexander Skarsgård ... Monroe
Miranda Bailey ... Andrea
Carson Mell ... Michael Cocaine
John Parsons ... Burt
Madeleine Waters ... Kimmie
Austin Lyon ... Ricky Wasserman
Quinn Nagle ... Chuck
Davy Clements Davy Clements ... Arnie
Charles Lewis III Charles Lewis III ... Cool English Teacher
David Fine ... Old Hippie
Susannah Rogers Susannah Rogers ... Aline Kominsky (voice) (as Susannah Schulman)
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Storyline

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, drug use, language and drinking-all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Diary of a Teenage Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,334, 9 August 2015

Gross USA:

$1,477,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,775,133
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Before it was a film, director Marielle Heller adapted Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl into a play, in which she played the lead role. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Minnie: I had sex today... Holy shit.
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Written by Dan Greer & Stanley Carter
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Arrested development
9 November 2015 | by gsygsySee all my reviews

Being a grumpy old guy, I'm not at all the target audience for this film, so please bear that in mind when I tell you that I found this a fairly tedious coming-of-age movie. I admired aspects of it - in particular the performances of Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgård - but I wasn't able to maintain my interest in the story.

The biggest obstacle was, I think, that Minnie, the eponymous teenage girl, was not the only adolescent around. All the adults in her life were at various stages of arrested development. This is possibly the point both of the movie and of the novel it is based on: how can a child grow up when all her role-models are children themselves? It's an interesting question, but when transmitted as drama the audience finds itself stuck in high school for the duration.


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