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How to Build A Girl

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Synopsis

Johanna Morrigan is 16, smart, opinionated, brash, over-weight - not exactly the high school prom queen. She is also a virgin whose hormones are rioting like a zoo on fire. Although she loves her dysfunctional family, Johanna is desperate to get out and make a name for herself. And so she does, as Dolly Wilde, a bad-ass music critic at a hip magazine. In person, she rubs shoulders (and sometimes more...) with rock stars, while on paper, she tears them apart. As she slaughters her way to greater and greater success, the lines between Johanna Morrigan and Dolly Wilde begin to haze. Can she be an ‘enfant terrible’ and hold on to her family, her heroes and her heart? Johanna definitely figured out how to build a girl, but has she figured out which girl to build?
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2019 - Special Presentations - World premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
102 mins
Director
Coky Giedroyc
Producer
Alison Owen, Debra Hayward
Executive Producer
Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Sue Bruce-Smith, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Zygi Kamasa, Emma Berkofsky, Caitlin Moran
Screenwriter
Caitlin Moran
Principal Cast
Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Chris O'Dowd, Emma Thompson

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 24th July 2019

Production Company

A Monumental Pictures (UK) production with support from Film4 (UK), Tango Entertainment (US), BFI Locked Box Initiative (UK)

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London
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Sales
Company

Protagonist Pictures
42 - 48 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 7NB
+44 (0)20 7734 9000
info@protagonistpictures.com
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