‘How to Build a Girl’ Trailer: Beanie Feldstein Charms in Punk Rock Coming-of-Age Comedy
Published on Apr 08, 2020
Loosely based on beloved author Caitlin Moran’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, Coky Giedroyc’s rollicking “How to Build a Girl” is an amusing enough entry into the canon of coming-of-age teen comedies, but one made even better with another winning performance by star Beanie Feldstein. The “Booksmart” and “Lady Bird” charmer has already left her mark on the genre, and Giedroyc’s feature only allows her to continue that tradition.
Set in mid-’90s Britain, the film follows Feldstein as Johanna (a Moran stand-in), a geeky nobody desperate to make her mark on the world. After a (hilarious and also terribly cringe-y) appearance on a local television show fails to launch Johanna’s latent dreams of being a writer, she opts to pivot to something new: wild rock critic. Reinventing herself as the showy “Dolly Wilde” eventually leads to unexpected success and Johanna’s admittance to a world of hip London types,
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Author: Kate Erbland