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How To Build A Girl (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
How To Build A Girl is a charming, funny and smart comedy from director by Coky Giedroyc based on a screenplay by original book author Caitlin Moran.  Much like in Booksmart this coming-of-age comedy film is elevated by the films cast – specifically here by lead (and also of Booksmart fame) Feldstein who is both vulnerable and charming in the role of the nice wanna be writer who finds that being bad is better business than being nice & honest. It’s not perfect – beyond the cast the story is pretty thin, the characters written in quite broad strokes and it’s darker edge almost undoes the films charm but, in the end, when everything works out well (no spoilers – it’s pretty obvious) you are left with a warm feeling inside!

Best Bit:Beanie Feldstein is great

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Amazon Prime)

If You Liked this Try: Almost Famous, Wild Rose, Booksmart


7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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