Based on the novel by Caren Lissner this movie is one that really has you rooting for it’s heroine. After attending Harvard at the tender age of 14, Carrie is having a hard time making sense of the world she’s been thrown into. She questions everything, from why her relationship with her father is so fractured, to how to make sense of the outside world in general.
Her therapist, (played wonderfully by Nathan Lane) and good friend of her father’s, suggests that she make a list. As she creates this list she learns more about herself in the process and along with which relationships are actually worth pursuing and which ones are not.
Bel Powley (who plays our heroine) really brings all the little quirks of the her character to life, and we feel like we are experiencing every little thing along with her. There is so much heart in this movie, and there’s also a bit of comedy thrown in here and there. I could not resist laughing when she set her goldfish free.
By the end of the movie everything has come full circle for Carrie, and not only has she learned who she is as a person, she’s also had the chance to both create new a last relationships and fix a fractured one as well.
This is definitely a movie that you’re going to want to check out, and it’s currently available both for rent or purchase on iTunes.