"The Diary of a Teenage Girl" (2015) | Movie Review

Bel Powley in The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 7, 2015 (limited)
Runtime:  1 hr. 42 min.
MPAA Rating: R

Minnie (Bel Powley) is a 15-year-old girl growing up in San Francisco during the 1970s. Like any teenager, she is impulsive, eager to experience life, and wants to feel loved, so when it comes to exploring her sexuality she turns to her mother's boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård). As unusual and weird as it sounds, this film doesn't portray a story of a victim and a predator, nor does it glorify or romanticize their relationship. The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a coming-of-age story from a female perspective that shows a girl trying to figure our who she is through a series of reckless, yet conscious choices. The film is beautifully made, and the actors couldn't fit their roles better. While it may be out of your comfort zone, I highly recommend you check this one out.

Check out my full review in the video below:

Have you seen The Diary of a Teenage Girl? What did you think?