Carrie Pilby


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Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) is a 19-year old genius, a year out of Harvard, four years ahead of her peers,

living in New York City. Burdened with an overactive moral compass and self-consciously aware of

her uncommon intellect, in a city full of people she considers oversexed, deceitful hypocrites, Carrie

finds herself isolated, friendless, dateless and unemployed.

To coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist, Dr. Petrov (Nathan Lane), makes a list of goals she

is to achieve between Thanksgiving and the end of the year: 1. Go on a date. 2. Make a friend. 3.

Spend New Year’s Eve with someone. 4. Get a pet. 5. Do something you loved as a child. 6. Read

favorite book. At first Carrie resists, but when her goal-oriented prodigy brain kicks in, she embraces

the task with a vengeance. She has the time, anyway. Her father, (Gabriel Byrne), who has always

joined her for the holidays in New York, isn’t coming this year.

As she tackles each item on the list, Carrie begins to make new friends: Tara (Vanessa Bayer) and

Doug (Desmin Borges) at the law office where she works the graveyard shift proofreading legal briefs

in a job reluctantly arranged by her dad; Cy (William Moseley), her didgeridoo-playing neighbor who,

like Carrie, is also a prodigy; and the confused, engaged Matt (Jason Ritter), who thinks he might find

clarity about his pending nuptials in the arms of another woman. As Carrie gets to know them,

she learns that they are not one-dimensional stereotypes but living, breathing, complex human beings.

Carrie begins to understand that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their “covers”.

Bel Powley, Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane, Jason Ritter, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, Desmin

Borges and William Mosley star in the dramedy directed by Susan Johnson.

The film is based on the best-selling novel “Carrie Pilby” by Caren Lissner.

Running time

1h 38 min


Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company

Storefront Films


Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ

Running time: 1h 38 min

Rating: Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company: Storefront Films

Studio: Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ





Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance