Archives: coming of age

The Spectacular Now: Youth is wasted

Somewhere between Rebel Without a Cause and Can’t Hardly Wait, this film will hit you in all your soft spots.

The To Do List: Running the bases whether you like it or not

It’s a gross summer comedy about teens getting nasty, but hear me out, this one is different.

The Kings of Summer: Out here, it’s our time

Films like Stand by Me set a really high bar for coming-of-age movies featuring boys spending time traipsing through the woods. The Kings of Summer clears that bar just about half of the time!

Frances Ha: The good(?) old days

It’s hard to be in your twenties. No, for real!