Flipping the Script on ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

How To Train Your Dragon
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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Alexander Skarsgård Embraces ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Experience

Left to right: Alexander Skarsgard as Monroe and Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze Photo by Sam Emerson, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Opening in New York and Los Angeles August 7, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (101 minutes, R) features a star-making performance from Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze, a teenager who hungers for sex and love in 1976 San Francisco. Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Melancholia) is Monroe Rutherford, the boyfriend of Minnie’s mom who also ends up as Minnie’s first lover.

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