The Diary of a Teenage Girl (review)

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (review)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (review)
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Because it’s set in the free-love, drug-drenched culture of 1976 San Francisco, the central premise is treated more revelatory than shocking. The 16-year-old “girl” (Bel Powley) has an affair with her mom’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgård). Her sexual obsession and artistic awakening are explored thru her first-person narration (which becomes monotonous), social encounters and animated segments (in the underground comix style of Aline Kominsky-Crumb). Powley credibly captures the extremes of adolescent exhilaration, insecurity and longing. Filmmaker Marielle Heller has chosen to play down the obvious fashion and musical references to the period, in favor of a focus on the personal experience. There’s no denying that this frank, provocative account may shock some, but it’s presented without judgment and with sensitive insight. Interesting film credit: joint roller!


3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)


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