If you’re looking for a movie about the pitfalls of coming of age, Big Time Adolescence might be just what you’re looking for. It stars Pete Davidson as a college dropout who is plagued by his best friend’s biased outlook on life. The two begin to party, deal drugs, and date according to Zeke’s rules. The film tries to make a statement about destructive friendships, but it’s ultimately more of a low-stakes coming-of-age comedy.
Review of Mary Cummings
A review of Mary Cummings’ big time teen drama, “The Forever Kid” is in order, so I thought I’d give the author some props. The book is a touching portrayal of adolescence in America. It centers on two teenage girls and their tumultuous relationship with parents. Dean and Mary become friends, but Mary’s mother is a prickly personality who doesn’t want anything to do with Dean.
Mary, who attends a Christian high school, becomes pregnant with Dean’s child and hides her pregnancy from her classmates, including her mother Lillian. Meanwhile, Dean and his girlfriend, Mitch, arrive at the school for the prom. But after a shocking revelation, the two girls begin to question their faith. Hilary, the head teacher of Christian Jewels, tries to kick Mary out of the group and replace her with the unpopular Tia. Later, she accosts Mary on the street and hits her with a Bible.
Review of The Chumscrubber
This review of The Chumscrubber will discuss what the film is like, and whether it meets my expectations. It is a satire of suburban life that seeks to be dark and biting, though it falls short of the classics in the genre. It is worth watching, but certain elements drag the movie down. The Chumscrubber is a headless cartoon character that haunts Dean (Jamie Bell), who is his best friend. The film also explores how the child’s disassociated sadness can cause hallucinatory visions of the zombie, which is the same as the boy’s dead best friend.
As a feature-length debut, “The Chumscrubber” is a disappointment. Its storyline is overly campy and lacks any real depth. The characters are undeveloped and the stakes are too low. The story drags from one location to another, and the tone is inconsistent. It never builds up a sympathetic character, but rather simply essays points in a drag-show manner. The movie has a strong underlying social commentary, but it lacks originality.
While “The Chumscrubber” isn’t award-worthy, it is worth a watch if you want a funny movie with a good plot. Despite its shortcomings, “The Chumscrubber” remains one of the better films of 2005.
The soundtrack for “The Chumscrubber” is a mix of hard-core industrial synths and piano solos. The weirdest track on the record, “Parental Rift,” features a heavy dose of distorted synths and piano phrases. Similarly, “Not Fun Anymore” is a dark piano piece accompanied by synths.
Review of The Wackness
“The Wackness” is an entertaining coming-of-age film that was a surprise hit at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. This film was purchased by Sony Pictures Classics shortly after its premiere and was screened as a special midnight screening during the SXSW Film Festival. The film features several talented actors, as well as some edgy, unconventional characters.
The plot revolves around the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer who trades his pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. During one of these sessions, he falls for the psychiatrist’s daughter, Steph, and is completely besotted. Meanwhile, his wife is on the verge of leaving him. But despite the craziness, The Wackness is a fun coming-of-age tale.
“The Wackness” explores the issues surrounding relationships and the way they shape people. While the script is far from groundbreaking, it focuses on the complexities of adolescent hormones and hair-trigger emotions. As a result, “The Wackness” is a timely reminder of why coming-of-age stories are an art form.
Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck play two characters in the movie. Peck plays Luke Shapiro, a teenage patient who is troubled. The two develop a deep bond and find common ground. The two resemble each other in many ways, but there is a certain awkwardness to their relationship.
“The Wackness” is a comedic character study that is complex enough to keep audiences guessing. The storyline is a muddled mess, but ultimately it is a character-driven movie. Ben Kingsley gives a wonderful tour de force performance in the film. Josh Peck is one of the film’s biggest surprises. The actor is best known for his roles in “Josh & Drake” and “Mean Creek,” and his performance in this film is a joy to watch.
“The Wackness” is set in New York City in 1994 and has a similar feel. The movie has a high school atmosphere, but with the inclusion of drugs and rap music, “The Wackness” is not just a teen drama; it’s a comedic coming-of-age film. Moreover, it also contains references to Beverly Hills 90210, Kurt Cobain, and Rudy Giuliani.
Petra Korner’s cinematography is also a great point in the film. She makes sure that the film is shot in muted sepia. A scene when Luke and Stephanie dance in the sidewalk is reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean video. Overall, the film has its share of laughs and heartbreak.