This month is focusing around school and college, and teen angst is well connected to both those topics. But since angst itself is a something that can happen outside education, I’ve selected movies that have more to do with teenagers and less to do with school.
After fitting in, after being the popular kid, Sutter wakes up in Amy’s yard. Now, angst here is about fitting in, and about trying to be somebody that they’re not, and the fear of actually liking somebody who is completely different. Which in a way, is always part of the struggle of groing up.
I didn’t realise two of my choices were from 2013, but turns out that was a great year for teen movies. And the reason I picked it, though the movie itself is uplifting in a way, is that it features teenagers who are anxious to grow up. They are fed up with their parents, so they decide to build a house in the woods – it is fun, energetic and features great performances!
Not far from 2013, comes a different kind of teen story that is still one of my favorite book adaptions (next to Harry Potter movies). It tells a story of Charlie, who finds himself in a new group of friends, but is struggling with himself due to his past. The movie is elevated by some great performances, and a fantastic script.
Now, this show ran until 2012, but I’m excluding the later seasons because a) they weren’t teenagers anymore, and b) they were bad, so I don’t really talk about them. But I wanted to include One Tree Hill for many reasons, and the reasons are all hidden in the first four seasons. There is the typical fitting in, there is struggle to be the best, there is the first love, there is the hidden talents, there is an unplanned child, there is first times and all together there is so much angst and love and drama and barvery in this show, that I could not include it!
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES0