Tuesday, August 12, 2008

High School Reunion

High School is somewhat of a scary place. I've been out eight years now and still wouldn't love to go back. Even still, my high school experience was rather mild. Somewhere in between the singing and dancing of High School Musical and the reality-documentary American Teen. I saw this movie last week and haven't stopped thinking about it since.

There's so much to feel in this movie. I laughed, I cried, I gasped, I wanted to shout warnings at the screen--but mostly I wanted to hug some of the kids and tell them that life only gets better. . . This movie has a lot of heart. Horrible as some of the characters can be, you ultimately end up rooting for them to succeed.

American Teen is in somewhat limited release (thanks Boston for being a select city!), but find a way to see it. Call me--we can go see it together.

If you have seen it, what's your favorite part? (Mine has to be Mitch in the dinosaur costume.) What'd you think of the movie? Would you recommend it?

*A fabulous feature article by my friends at EW--and their movie review.


Linda said...

Ok. I really liked the movie too. I loved any scene with Mitch (he looks like a guy I was in love with in high school) But I think my favorite part was when the basketball player found his school!! I was so nervous for him. funny how I thought I was over high school--I think this brought a lot back.

oh and I really don't think I can watch high school musical. I saw an ad and it was PAINFUL. but then I haven't seen any of them, so I may have missed that train.

MarSea said...

Did you happen to ever see "high school confidential?" Def gave me some of the same feelings about high school. Check it out sometime on WeTV. :)

Whits said...

The thing that totally got me about the movie was the lack of parenting skills for any of these teens. What kind of advice were they getting? Seriously.

I enjoyed it though. I just really hope Megan doesn't get into med school.

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