Carrie Pilby Reviews

October 7, 2019
A cloying Manhattan rom-com that never rises to "hateful," but never rises above mediocre, either.
April 5, 2017
Powley is a good actress, but she plays a protagonist whose motivations flip-flop too conveniently, such that by the end, it is hard not to feel cheated.
Top Critic
April 5, 2017
What is the target audience for this particular brand of cotton candy? Teenage girls dreaming of first love while sipping cherry pop?
April 3, 2017
A core of substance and a fine cast are squandered in the relentless hard-sell perkiness of this mild comic drama.
March 31, 2017
A golden example of what can go wrong when a coming-of-age story shares the same insecurities as its lead character.
March 30, 2017
Teen genius learns to live life in so-so book-based dramedy.
March 29, 2017
The film is essentially an exercise in forcing a female genius back into her proper place of dependence on both the father figure and the Prince Charming.
March 27, 2017
Trite and cutesy coming-of-age tale about a super-intelligent young woman who learns a life lesson through taking chances. Purgatory.
October 14, 2016
Carrie Pilby is as synthetically directed as it is written, and the performers struggle.
September 11, 2016
This is awfully soft stuff, its navel-gazing protagonist not nearly as unusual or delightful as we're meant to think despite the high IQ she can't stop referencing.