How to Build a Girl Movie

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Who's Involved:

Emma Thompson, Lucy Punch, Beanie Feldstein, Chris O'Dowd, Paddy Considine, Alison Owen, Coky Giedroyc, Debra Hayward, Chris O’Dowd, Alfie Allen, Jameela Jamil

Release Date:

Friday, May 8, 2020 VOD / Digital

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Johana Morrigan (Beanie 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, Johana 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 Johana’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? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up?

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Who stars in How to Build a Girl: Cast List

Brave, What’s Love Got To Do With It?  

Drive-Away Dolls, Lady Bird  

The Predator, Pandemic  

House of the Dragon (Series), Cinderella Man  

THIS IS 40, Bridesmaids  

Slumberland, My Father’s Dragon  

Into the Woods, Dinner for Schmucks  

Love at First Sight, Elio  

Who's making How to Build a Girl: Crew List

A look at the How to Build a Girl behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Coky Giedroyc last directed Mary Shelley's Monster.


Coky Giedroyc


Debra Hayward
Alison Owen

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Production: What we know about How to Build a Girl?

Key Facts

  1. Based on Caitlin Moran's novel.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2020 - April: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2018 - October: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  3. 2014 - November: The film was set to Development  status.

How to Build a Girl Release Date: When was the film released?

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How to Build a Girl was a VOD / Digital release in 2020 on Friday, May 8, 2020. There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Hope Gap, The Legion and Walkaway Joe.

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