Girl Asleep

77 mins
6.4 / 10 (219)


Greta is 14 and has just moved to a new town with her family. It’s tough, but at least she’s found a friend at school: Elliott, an outsider like her. He’s funny and sweet, and he wants to be her boyfriend. It wouldn’t be so bad if her parents didn’t insist to throw a surprise party for her…

MUBI's take

Girl Asleep follows main character Greta as she rejects her extravagant mother and the pressures of high school to escape in her own fantasy trip. Reminiscent of the stylized comedies of Wes Anderson, this wacky coming-of-age story set in the Australian suburbia is an absolute blast.