All of those undeniably come to mind when watching the directorial debut of Post Grad screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig, The Edge of Seventeen, a coming of age high school comedy about a socially awkward and unhappy teenage girl named Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit) whose best friend enters a relationship with her hunky older brother (Blake Jenner from Everybody Wants Some).
And yet it is Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High that The Edge of Seventeen finds its closest antecedent in, providing at once a funny and sympathetic rom com and a decidedly darker, more explicit look at budding female sexuality in a world adorned with dumb horny males who care nothing for the heroine's plight and emotional crossroads.
Young Nadine pushes the SUV's door lock to orange to keep her mom from opening the door and getting into the back seat, but the lock is still orange when Nadine opens it to run away from the car. I'm probably gonna jump off an overpass in front of a semi, so... I'm not gonna be a dick and make people watch, but it has to be big; it's gotta be so big that it just...
See more » : Look I don't wanna take up a ton of your time, but I'm gonna kill myself. [ Sky On Fire Written by Nils Davidse, Elke Mastebroek, Erik Schurman, Daniel Smit, Tim Van Esch Performed by Handsome Poets Courtesy of Pennies From Heaven B. By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more » As a fan of the "coming of age" story structure, I am happy to report that this film met my expectations in every single way.
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Some key plot points were predictable, but the writing, performances and soundtrack were all on point.
The emotions and experiences the film conveys do not feel artificial, and Hailee Steinfeld shines!
He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia.We gotta admit, when the Hip Hop Unit performed, we were expecting nothing but spitfire rap lines, so imagine our surprise when they started harmonising for “If I”!What’s more, they started breaking out into moves à la the Performance Unit. What made the performance more special was fans singing along to the chorus of the song.All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. See more » : Look I don't wanna take up a ton of your time, but I'm gonna kill myself. [ Psycho Written by DJ Khalil (as Khalil Abdul-Rahman), Sam Barsh, Daniel Seeff, Jeff Gitelman (as Jeffrey Gitelman), ASAP Ferg (as Darold Durard Brown), Clams Casino (as Michael Volpe) Performed by ASAP Ferg (as A$AP Ferg) Courtesy of A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment See more » John Hughes is an unmistakable touchstone of the coming of age 1980s high school dramedy.Films like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off chronicled the adolescent experience of growing up, dealing with teen angst and self-actualization while mixing in a dash of old fashioned screwball comedy which at once provides relatable laughter for the viewer while making the dramatic pills easier to swallow.