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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10.
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