15 posts tagged with comingofage.
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Movie: Jojo Rabbit

A young boy copes with growing up during the last days of Nazi Germany. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 19, 2019 - 1 comment

Movie: Running on Empty

The Pope family is on the run from the Feds. Consisting of the father Arthur, the mother Annie, older son Danny, and younger son Harry, they leave where they had been in hiding at the start of the movie and set up house in a new community where they face more than just staying one step ahead of their pursuers. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 4, 2019 - 2 comments

Derry Girls: Season Two  Season 2, Ep 0

Derry Girls is a sitcom created by Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee for Britain’s Channel 4, about teenage travails set in the 90s against the backdrop of the Troubles. It follows the misadventures of four teenage girls (and a male British cousin also attending their Catholic school) facing the everyday challenges of growing up against the backdrop of sectarian conflict. Series 2 trailer! [more inside]
posted by rather be jorting on Aug 3, 2019 - 30 comments

Movie: Booksmart

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
posted by duffell on May 25, 2019 - 26 comments

Book: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

At a time when it looks like we may be here to experience a real post-apocalyptic world, this richly realized picture of earth about a century after the fall of humanity is a compelling setting for what is ultimately a hopeful and uplifting novel. [more inside]
posted by COD on May 14, 2019 - 2 comments

Book: The Parking Lot Attendant

"A mesmerizing, indelible coming-of-age story about a girl in Boston's tightly-knit Ethiopian community who falls under the spell of a charismatic hustler out to change the world."
posted by mixedmetaphors on Jan 2, 2019 - 6 comments

Book: The Immortalists

From Amazon’s description: “If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. In search of one thing they can know for sure, the Gold children -- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness -- sneak out to hear their fortunes.”
posted by CMcG on Dec 28, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Last Picture Show

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 11, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Outsiders

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Love, Simon

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 17, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: Sing Street

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. [more inside]
posted by graventy on Mar 7, 2018 - 14 comments

Everything Sucks!: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

A coming-of-age story, set in the 1990s, that revolves around the A/V and drama clubs at a Boring, Ore., high school; the two crews of outsiders join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory that is high school. Think Freaks & Geeks, but a bit more diverse. Most critics aren't particularly fond of this show, and they are wrong. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Feb 19, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Rushmore

The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 16, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Boy

Boy (James Rolleston) is an 11-year old growing up on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984 who loves Michael Jackson, helps take care of his large family, has a crush on Chardonnay (RickyLee Waipuka-Russell), hangs out with his friends, and fantasizes about when his Alamein, his father (Taika Waititi) will get home from prison. Alamein looms large in Boy’s imagination as a heroic figure, and his surprise return forces Boy to square his imaginings with a less-appetizing reality.
posted by Going To Maine on Feb 16, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Morris from America

Morris (Markees Christmas) is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad (Craig Robinson), who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's romantic and coming-of-age misadventures. [Trailer #1 | full soundtrack listing] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 31, 2016 - 5 comments

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