added: Mon, Mar 6th '17
British actress Bel Powley (star of the 2015 Sundance hit "The Diary of a Teenage Girl") is "clearly not normal" in the new trailer for "Carrie Pilby," a bitter-sweet comedy about an intellectually gifted 19-year-old single woman who prefers to stay home and read books rather than to go out and meet new people.
The film, an adaptation of author Caren Lissner's best-selling book of the same name, follows Powley's Carrie Pilby as she attempts to break free from her misanthropic angst by listening to the advice of her therapist who suggests compiling a simple list of achievable goals, with making a friend, getting a pet, and going on a date being top priorities.
Co-starring Nathan Lane, SNL's Vanessa Bayer, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Ritter, Colin O'Donoghue, William Moseley, and Desmin Borges, the film marks the feature directorial debut of indie film producer Susan Johnson, working from an adapted script by screenwriter Kara Holden (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life).
"Carrie Pilby" premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and is now slated for a theatrical release on March 31st. The film will also be available on Digital/VOD on April 4th.
Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) is a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane), makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and the year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers.
directed by Susan Johnson
starring Bel Powley, Vanessa Bayer, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Ritter, Colin O'Donoghue, William Moseley, Desmin Borges
release date March 31, 2017 (in theaters), April 4, 2017 (on VOD)