American Teen Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9196

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 27

Theatrical Release Date: 07/25/2008

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Nanette Burstein

Actors: Colin Clemens, Hannah Bailey, Megan Krizmanich, Mitch Reinholt, Geoff Haase, Jake Tusing

Plot: Documentary following the lives of four teenagers--a jock, the popular girl, the artsy girl and the geek--in one small town in Indiana through their senior year of high school.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/12/2011

A good documentary about teenagers.Megans A........

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Snoogans - wrote on 09/21/2011

Very good documentary that everybody can relate to.

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TommyL31 - wrote on 04/17/2009

Wow! I had a hard time believing this was a documentary because it was so complete. It made me very angry at times but mostly because it represented different facets of high school life so well. I thought it was magnificently done and painfully honest. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. It is not your stereotypical happy ending teen movie (although the ending is fairly happy or at least mediocre...I guess real). I think it carried extra weight with me because I've been a high school teacher but this movie almost had me screaming at the screen. It is just really well done.

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Not that exciting

patjohnson76 - wrote on 01/09/2009

I thought this looked pretty interesting when it was released last summer. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving. The project is admirable enough - follow around a few high school kids for the senior year and create a documentary. Unfortunately, the kids get pretty dull after about 20 minutes, and while the subject matter of following a jock, princess, outcast, nerd, and popular kid (sound familiar?) could be interesting, the director never really gets into their personal lives that much to make us empathize with them

I think it would have been more interesting to have done half the documentary as senior year, the other half after their first year of college, so we could see them all "learn a lot" as their comments in the credits claim.

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Very Relatable

Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/02/2009

The true rating I would give this film is three-and-a-half out of four stars (if I did half-stars), but I decided to round up because watching it made me feel like I was back in high school: the drama and the emptiness, the highs and the lows. I found bits of myself with all of the subjects (some more than others) and it made me reflect on who I was in high school and who I am now. The person I could identify with the most is Hannah Bailey (the rebel) not just because she’s into movies but also the fact that she considers herself to be an “in-between” pertaining to the high school spectrum that ranges from ubergeekdom to uberpopulardom. Whenever she’s on camera she truly shines because she offers something refreshing: while the rest of the subjects, more or less, are most …

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Gwynnderella - wrote on 2008-09-08 22:39

Has this actually been released yet.  I keep looking for it in the theater around here but I can't really find it. Where is it?

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