The Moth Diaries Director Mary Harron brought her spiky intelligence to I Shot Andy Warhol , American Psycho , and The Notorious Bettie Page . But her torpid… The Moth Diaries Director Mary Harron brought her spiky intelligence to I Shot Andy Warhol , American Psycho , and The Notorious Bettie Page . But her torpid… 2012-04-20 R PT82M Horror Sarah Bolger Lily Cole IFC Films
Movie Review

The Moth Diaries (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
THE MOTH DIARIES
Image credit: Jan Thijs/IFC
THE MOTH DIARIES
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Apr 20, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 82 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Sarah Bolger and Lily Cole; Distributor: IFC Films

Director Mary Harron brought her spiky intelligence to I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho, and The Notorious Bettie Page. But her torpid adaptation of Rachel Klein's novel about female sexual desire, jealousy, death wishes, and vampires at a girls' boarding school defeats Harron's talent for exploring darkness on the edge of kinkiness. Sarah Bolger plays a dull Everygirl trying to get through teen gloom. Inexpressive British model Lily Cole stares at a vampiric new classmate. (Also available on VOD) C

Originally posted Apr 11, 2012 Published in issue #1203-1204 Apr 20, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Aug 24 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$17.6 4 $251.9 A-
2. $16.8 3 $145.6 C+
3.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$16.4 1 $16.4 C-
4. $11.0 2 $45.2 F
5. $9.0 1 $9.0 NA
6.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$6.7 2 $24.1 C-
7.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$6.6 2 $27.5 B
8. $6.5 1 $6.5 C+
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$5.6 3 $32.7 B
10.
Into the Storm
Warner Bros.
$3.8 3 $38.3 D+
* in millions