How to Build a Girl Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, May 8, 2020 (Streaming)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

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How to Build a Girl Plot: What's the story?

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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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about How to Build a Girl?

  1. Based on Caitlin Moran's novel.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making How to Build a Girl?

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



IFC Films

Production Companies


Monumental Pictures

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Production Timeline: When did the How to Build a Girl come together?

On or about April 8, 2020 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about October 23, 2018 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about November 13, 2014 • The film was in Development status.

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

How to Build a Girl was released in 2020 on Friday, May 8, 2020 (Streaming release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including The Legion, Valley Girl and True History of the Kelly Gang.

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United States
May 8, 2020 Streaming
May 8, 2020

On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not official

July 2020

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