Diary of a Teenage Girl (R) 102 minutes

DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL  Movie  (R)  In 1976 San Francisco, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is an aspiring 15-year-old cartoonist who begins keeping an audio diary. Growing up at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock, like most teenage girls, Minnie is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. She is stirred by her awakening sexuality and wants to lose her virginity. She considers herself overweight and unattractive, but receives attention from boys at school. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, "the handsomest man in the world," Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.