Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Diary of a Teenage Girl Review - 3½ Stars

British actress Bel Powley plays the teen daughter of 1970′s San Francisco single swinger Kristen Wiig. Powley loses her virginity to Wiig’s boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard) putting new tension in the usual love triangle. In real life, Powley is in her twenties but captures the conflicting emotions of a teen very well. The great cast keeps this compelling. Wiig continues her string of unusual, intelligent work. Moments in “Dairy” will shock, sadden, uplift and delight. This one puts a new spin on the usual “coming-of-age” tale. Does it deliver what it promises? A one-of-a-kind experience. Is it entertaining?  Compelling. Is it worth the price of admission? One of the year’s most powerful small films.