How to Have Sex

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A powerful debut for Molly Manning Walker, How to Have Sex authentically captures female adolescence and friendship with sobering effervescence.
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    Wenlei MaThe Nightly (AU)
    It’s naturalistic, thoughtful, and deeply, deeply uncomfortable because there are familiar behaviours that almost anyone will remember from their own adolescence — and wish they could forget.
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    Geordie GrayThe Australian
    This film marks Molly Manning Walker as a director to watch.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Walker realizes this is risky material but she avoids sensationalism in charting Tara’s treacherous journey, one that requires lead McKenna-Bryce to crawl into tough emotional spaces.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    If you have an idealized memory of your teenage years, see this movie to remember what it was actually like.
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    Radheyan SimonpillaiCTV's Your Morning
    Registers the tensions, the betrayals and the pain of feeling violated on a granular level.
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    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune
    McKenna-Bruce can work wonders in terms of assured technique and complicated emotions and she’s magically right as Tara.
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    KT MaheFor Your Reference Podcast
    The beauty of Molly Manning Walker’s storytelling brings the fierce resolve of Mia McKenna-Bruce’s performance. For the friends that said the wrong thing at the wrong time, this film says the right thing at the right time.
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    OtiFor Your Reference Podcast
    With powerful storytelling, How to Have Sex confronts the complexities of trauma. Its essential discomfort will ignite important dialogue.
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    Matt PaisMattPais.com
    An effective movie about the intertwining of closeness and discomfort.
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    Jane FreeburyJane Freebury
    A bold and terrifically immersive piece about the binges, the hook-ups and non-stop partying that sweeps schoolies up on their summer break, and leaves little space for reflection
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