8 posts tagged with comingofage and comedy.
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Movie: Say Anything...

"To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler." [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 14, 2022 - 21 comments

Movie: Catherine Called Birdy

In Lena Dunham's movie adaptation of the YA book: "A 14 year old girl in medieval England navigates through life and avoiding potential suitors her father has in mind." Perhaps taking cues from Marie Antoinette and The Favourite, Birdy explores coming of age in 13th century Stonebridge Manor, interrogates women's place in society there and then (and here and now), and rebels against its social strictures with irreverent wit and verve as she experiences heartbreak and loss -- but also glee and delight -- with friends and family along the way to a (somewhat) unconventional comedic conclusion.
posted by kliuless on Oct 7, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Submarine

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver (Craig Roberts) struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana (Yasmin Paige), his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents’ marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana. Written & directed by Richard Ayoade. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Reply 1988: (aka Answer Me 1988) Eungdabhara 1988  Season 1, Ep 0

Reply 1988 centers on the lives of five families living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. No cell phones, just one TV in the main living area, and absurdly large family meals (frequently shared with the whole neighborhood). As with Hospital Playlist, Prison Playbook, and the rest of the Reply series, shows from this writer & director pair are about relationships; in Reply 1988 the relationships are between the childhood friends as they slowly mature, between parents & children, and across all the adults. It’s a slice of life drama, with a lot of comedy, romance, culture, and history mixed in. 20 episodes, most over 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Jun 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 29, 2019 - 15 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 anonymous on Aug 3, 2019 - 26 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: 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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