Sign in. See the list. The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring. Anna Horowitz fails Latin, loses her virginity, and faces expulsion in a film by Andrew Gitomer. Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans the film shares the same name as Evans's famous autobiography.
Nanette Burstein - IMDb
In a poll, two-thirds said being a teenager is harder for them than it was for their parents. Its senior year in a typical American high school and five students—a jock, a geek, a princess, a heartthrob and a rebel—are teetering on the brink of the future. All they have to do is survive the greatest pressures theyve ever known—an incredible onslaught of parental expectations, personal insecurities, college dreams, romantic nightmares, sports disasters, prom night nerves, petty vandalism, public embarrassment and the perils of friendship and theyll get their first big shot at real life. Burstein started with raw, spontaneous documentary footage of a handful of real-life teenagers in a small Midwestern high school; then, she ingeniously structured her film into a compelling narrative that cuts to the very core of what makes being young so exciting, dangerous and unforgettable—a non-stop mix of wild emotions, fierce hopes, heart-wrenching mistakes, comic misunderstandings and moments of revelation and connection you hold onto for the rest of your life, no matter who you areor are about to become. Defying categories, Burstein uses an ample creative arsenal, including animated sequences, collages, voiceovers and music, to redefine the straight-ahead documentary as a humor-fueled dramatic experience that resonates with anyone who is or ever was a teenager.
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Posted on Friday, August 1st, by Peter Sciretta. Her latest film American Teen follows five high school students through their senior year. Thank you, I read, you know, these kind of movies really need that push, and I really appreciate you doing it.
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