Reviews: How to Build a Girl (2020)

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  • [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …the worst kind of wish fulfillment fantasy, one in which the unethical ambition, spite and betrayal of a sixteen year-old social misfit are repaid with the adoration of a rock star because the screenwriter deems it so…
  • [New] | James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: The hypocrisy of the world’s expectations of girls gets a gently sardonic knock via an audaciously confident young woman battling to be herself. This is a lovely, goofy movie, easygoing and chaotic.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Most interesting when it depicts a young girl simultaneously discovering rock and roll and her narrative voice, but the inevitable conscience crises and identity issues are more stock than revelatory.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: The whole can feel cutesy at times, but there’s weight beneath that façade. Joanna discovers the real-life consequences of her actions and hopefully some watching will too.