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Sunday, August 3, 2008

American Teen

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A Documentary about 4 different kids, from 4 different cliques, struggling with High School... Which one are you?

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Hannah Bailey, Colin Clemens, Megan Krizmanich, Mitch Reinholt, Jake Tusing, Geoff Haase, Ali Wikalinska

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! You'll be glad you're not in high school anymore... Unless you still are. In which case, this movie will add nothing to your life but more angst and stress induced acne.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Nerdy kids are sooo funny.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Popular kids are sooo sad.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Jason Reitman (the director of Juno) thinks it's gonna win the Oscar. I think it's gonna win Prom Queen.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Mean, fun, flirty, vicious, self-deprecating, angst-ridden, humiliated, heart-breaking, and hormonal. Very hormonal.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Adding to the verite-style camera, which makes you feel like you're right back in high school, are beautiful animation sequences that are both visceral and moving.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Cut together from a thousand hours of footage, sometimes it's hard not to wonder how much of the story is manufactured through editing, and how much really happened in the order they say it did... But having been to most of those emotional highs and lows myself, I can promise you that at least the individual moments are real.

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Farzan said... sounds interesting from your review.

Monique Elisabeth said...

I think it's gonna be more interesting to older people, and those who are further away from high school, cuz it does a good job of showing some of those raw, hormonal feelings that people going through puberty and all that "coming of age" stuff really feel. So for anyone who's still kind of in that phase of life, it may not be all that impressive.

Film-Book dot Com said...

I want to see this. Looks like I'll have to wait until the dvd comes out.