How to Build a Girl (2020)

How to Build a Girl (2020)

2020 NR 102 Minutes


The journey of Midlands teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her...

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • eleanor


    7 / 10
    I am a big fan of Caitlin Moran's noisy, personal and exciting writing and had read the novel 'How to be a girl' a couple summers ago. Moran in the written mode seems unafraid to delve into the taboo.
    What I think I particularly had an issue with was how restrained this film felt in comparison-that and Feldstein's interesting midlands accent; of course. It has genuinely very funny and heartwarming moments but left me feeling unsatifised. Feldstein's performances in Booksmart and Ladybird are excellent and paralleled clearly with traits of Johana yet here- it felt undeveloped.