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Carrie Pilby (2017)



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Pilby (Powley) is a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane), makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and the year's end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can't be judged by their covers. Produced by Suzanne Farwell, Susan Johnson, Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery and Lisa Wolofsky, CARRIE PILBY was directed by Susan Johnson from a script by Kara Holden. 

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Bel Powley
as Carrie Pilby
Nathan Lane
as Dr. Petrov
Colin O'Donoghue
as Professor Harrison
Gabriel Byrne
as Mr. Pilby
Desmin Borges
as Douglas P. Simpson
Cornelia Guest
as Mrs. Rubin
Christina Concetta
as Chef Christina
Evin Cross
as Boy on Tablet
Gregory Diaz, IV
as Obnoxious Kid
Emily Faris
as Cute Girl
Benicio Franqui
as Obnoxious Kid #2
Frank Huerta
as Hot Guy
Doris McCarthy
as Party Guest
Alyxx Morgen
as Mother of Crying Child
Elisabeth Ng
as Hostess
Angelina Palma
as Party Guest
Guy Sparks
as Bouncer
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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

What is the target audience for this particular brand of cotton candy? Teenage girls dreaming of first love while sipping cherry pop?

April 5, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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A core of substance and a fine cast are squandered in the relentless hard-sell perkiness of this mild comic drama.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

A golden example of what can go wrong when a coming-of-age story shares the same insecurities as its lead character.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

As the title character, Bel Powley is so enormously compelling that she breathes life into Carrie's quirks and the story's contrivances.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Ms. Powley is a miracle worker.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

In her directorial debut, Susan Johnson balances the character's haughty brilliance and aimless privilege with an underlying vulnerability.

March 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carrie Pilby

I remember reading the book many years ago and enjoying it. This movie did pretty well with it. I didn’t know any of the cast, but they were all good. Kind of a chick flick about a girl who doesn’t fit in due to her very high IQ. She’s not obnoxious with it, though. I liked her awkwardness.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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