American Teen

American Teen
American Teen

Year

2008

Duration

95 minutes

Genres

Coming of Age, Documentary

Language

English

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Synopsis

Director Nanette Burstein's film features a familiar cast of high school characters: the geek, jock, spoilt princess, golden boy and arty outsider. The catch is that they weren't dreamt up by a Hollywood scriptwriter: they are real students at a small-town high school in Indiana. Burstein's camera follows their senior year, showing not just how they live up to universal stereotypes but revealing what lies beneath. American Teen will get you rooting for (at least) one of its characters, and also pondering some fascinating questions about life imitating art.

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15 Classification

Contains infrequent strong language

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