How to Build a Girl (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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How to Build a Girl (2019)



Critic Consensus: Led by Beanie Feldstein's charming performance, How to Build a Girl puts a disarmingly earnest spin on the familiar coming-of-age comedy formula.

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It's 1993, and there's only one way for a bright, funny, working-class sixteen year old (Beanie Feldstein) to break out of her tiny, crowded house in Wolverhampton, and go on the somehow noble sex-quest she desires - to reinvent herself as swashbuckling, top-hat-wearing rock critic Dolly Wilde, and explode all over London. The only question is - was Dolly Wilde the right girl to build?


Beanie Feldstein
as Johanna Morrigan
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

What a thoroughly likeable and funny film.

September 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a young person's jam that will hit the right teen like a thunderbolt.

September 11, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Yet, the film's delightful eccentricities... and its sharp take on the pretensions of London scene-setters make it ceaselessly entertaining.

September 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A smart twist on the coming-of-age comedy.

September 9, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Despite narrative flaws, it's hard not to find Giedroyc's film charming - a bit like looking back at old school photos of yourself.

September 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The dialogue, the drastic tone changes, the awful final act that turns a cynical film into a sentimental one -- all of these add up to a movie that just never clicks.

September 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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