Carrie Pilby Reviews

August 16, 2019
[A] humorous journey.
November 1, 2018
Although there is a formulaic quality to the film's structure, smart casting and an impressive restraint shine through, allowing the bittersweetness of Carrie's ever-frustrating quest to let her emotional maturity catch up with her mental prowess.
June 8, 2017
Watching Carrie Pilby try to navigate her life is often cringeworthy for me in particular, but that desire to cringe and cover my face with embarrassment attests to the strength of the character and of Powley's performance.
May 12, 2017
Carrie needs a better movie, but Powley finds just enough authenticity amid the minefield of narrative contrivances to make the film worthwhile.
April 4, 2017
And while Carrie's comic misadventures in trying to have some fun aren't as comical as they could be, we don't mind tagging along as the smartest girl in town learns something new.
March 31, 2017
A fairly familiar romantic dramedy distinguishes itself because its awkward, immature nerd is a young woman, poignantly portrayed by the wonderful Bel Powley.
March 31, 2017
As the title character, Bel Powley is so enormously compelling that she breathes life into Carrie's quirks and the story's contrivances.
March 30, 2017
Ms. Powley is a miracle worker.
March 30, 2017
Overall, it's a fairly sweet and enjoyable film.
March 29, 2017
In her directorial debut, Susan Johnson balances the character's haughty brilliance and aimless privilege with an underlying vulnerability.
September 19, 2016
A well-intentioned but imperfect young-adult-skewing comedy-drama.
September 19, 2016
This is, ultimately, a very happy and upbeat film, and one with a very clear moral center.
September 18, 2016
[The film] isn't without clich or convenience, but it possesses enough heart to combat them.
September 15, 2016
There's nothing special about Carrie Pilby... It's pleasant enough viewing though, and adds a few nice touches that subvert gender expectations.
September 11, 2016
This is not a film which challenges the stereotypes of teen coming of age movies. However the dialogue is sharp, and Powley's comic timing is well-tuned.
September 11, 2016
This 'emotionally immature braniac' character is funny and heartbreaking in equal measure