Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: How to Build a Girl

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Available now
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $22.89
Studio: IFC

Directed by Coky Giebroyc, the 2019 comedy How to Build a Girl stars Beanie Feldstein and is based on the bestselling novel by Caitlin Moran, who also wrote the screenplay.

Johanna Morrigan (Feldstein) is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies.  Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine. Despite being brushed off initially, Johanna clamors to the top of the 90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde, a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men.  It isn’t long before the rapid pace at which Johanna’s life is changing, becomes overwhelming, and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become?

Rated R, the film co-stars Alfie Allen (John Wick), Paddy Considine (The World’s End), Chris O’Dowd (Love After Love), and Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee Returns).

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.