There is a tremendous amount I liked about The Diary of a Teenage Girl, but it left me wanting more. It was like a train ride — or more appropriately a passage on BART — with 14 stops. But it takes 16 stops to get me home.
Early in the film, her mother tells Minnie that she has a power she doesn’t realize. My biggest problem was that this promise is left unfulfilled. Still, Diary is very fresh, and very good — I just wasn’t over the moon with the product as a whole. A solid recommendation; 7/10.
UPDATE on MI V: I think I was a little too harsh. Upon reflection, there were enough good things thrown in to yield a 4/10. Still thumbs-down, but I didn’t hate it or anything.