‘Carrie Pilby’

To be honest, have no idea why we even started watching this – much less that we followed through to the end!

Precociously intelligent Carrie (Bel Powley – The Diary of a Teenage Girl, The King of Staten Island) struggles to fit in with the rest of the world. Living alone in her (comfortable) Manhattan apartment, paid for by absent dad, Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Jindabyne), Carrie is still grieving for her deceased mother. Only, according to her shrink (Nathan Lane – The Producers, Mirror Mirror), Carrie hasn’t recognised it, never mind come to terms. He sets her a few tasks – some simple, some a little more challenging.

Like a deer caught in night-time headlights, Carrie drifts through this contrivance of privilege as she looks for friendship, love and value. It’s occasionally cute at best, but ultimately there’s very little going for this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s novel.

Rating: 35%


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