Full of laughs and also makes you think (by penink-13398)
I was so excited to see this film at the Toronto filmfest last week. You might enjoy it because it's very funny - a hyper verbal genius, 19 and a year out of college, taking on the hypocrisies of adulthood, and sparring with therapist Nathan Lane and some other interesting characters. Some of the jokes were dry and some more obvious. But there's a lot to make you think besides just laughing. I enjoyed seeing 19-yar-old Carrie's beliefs challenged in so many different ways. She sets out to expose a few "cheaters" in society but is surprised to find the situations not as <more>
black and white as she thought. Isn't that what we all learn as we grow? Ultimately she does the right thing, but it's not always easy. I am leaving out the spoilers but I just want to say that you will be surprised by a few of the twists and turns. I haven't read the book it's based on so I can't compare it to that, but I will say that it's funny, charming and I LOVE the actors. I think this movie will do well with an audience like me, recent college grads and anyone in 30s/40s/50s questioning where they fit into the world.. Can't wait till its in theaters so I can bring friends!
LOVE LOVE LOVE everyone in this film and everyone behind the film. This is not only a chick flick! (by kerri_leigh80)
I loved Carrie Pilby from the beginning to the end and I was very lucky enough to see the premiere at TIFF Toronto International Film Festival and I honestly could not wait to watch the film again up to 3 viewings now . The script, the characters and scenes are all adored and beautiful, and speaks loud. I loved all the lines and creativity brought to the big screen by Bel Powley's as Carrie PIlby. Her beauty, charm, wittiness brings 100% delight through out the film. Great choice in main actress, and every girl can truly understand and can relate to Carrie, when trying to find purpose <more>
in life. This a an awesome film for men to watch and learn too, not just the ladies. Although the ladies do have great eye candies by the talents of Jason Ritter, Colin O'Donogue, and William Moseley. Other standout favourite cast is Vanessa Bayer, Nathan Lane, and Gabriel Byrne. Susan Johnson, Kara Holden, and Caren Lissner all deserve a standing ovation for a great film. Recommend highly to watch this fuzzy, heartwarming film that will leaving you wanting to watch more.
I saw this movie at the Arclight in Chicago last week, knowing nothing about it. I found it to be charming, intelligent, observant and very layered. Bel Powley seems like a force to be reckoned with, and there wasn't a weak link in the cast. I recommended this film to my 62 year old parents, and my 17 year old twins, and everyone loved it. We've now bought the film On Demand as well. Go see it!
funny and smart movie (by vossvin)
if you want to spend a good time forget the Hollywood blockbusters based only on special effects.the script is good and the actors perfectly tuned.Not a masterpiece but a small jewel.highly recommend to spend a good evening on a positive note
A breath of fresh air (by cristinapetrar)
A breath of fresh air. A bit of a Salinger's catcher in the rye in it. Infused with good values and so a drop of a bit of an antidote to an increasingly cynical society. Feel good and a pleasant hour and a half.
Intelligent and headstrong, Carrie Pilby has a time adjusting to normal life. (by TxMike)
My wife and I watched this on Netflix streaming, in fact it may be a Netflix original. We enjoyed it very much, although fiction it rings very true.The titular character is Londoner actress Bel Powley, about 21 during filming, playing Carrie Pilby, 19 and already graduated from Harvard, living in New York City. In a phone call with her dad we gather that he is paying her apartment and a year after getting her degree she still is unemployed.She is very bright and very happy being alone, reading, avoiding social activities, even avoiding dating. She sees a therapist regularly, Nathan Lane in a <more>
good role as Dr. Petrov. He just wants to help Carrie be happier, to realize her potential and that requires becoming more social.Also good in a smaller but important role is Gabriel Byrne as her dad, Mr. Pilby living in London and about to remarry, something that doesn't make Carrie very happy.The story goes along, dad helps arrange a job in the evenings as a proof reader for a law firm. She makes a couple of friends there and she goes out some. There is an issue with a former young, good-looking professor that she had an affair with when she was only 17, who had never returned the book she loaned him. Dad sees to it she gets her book back. And a poke in the nose as a punctuation during his Christmas house party.The movie is made or broken by the lead actor and Ms Powley is really superb in the role. I had seen her earlier this year in "A Royal Night Out" where she plays Margaret, the younger sister of eventual Queen Elizabeth in 1945 celebrating VE Day.