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American Teen

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American Teen

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
102 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/25/08
director:
Nanette Burstein
distributor:
Paramount Vantage
author:
Nanette Burstein
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a C-

It’s a shame that American Teen, Nanette Burstein’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture) engaging doc chronicling the senior year of five Indiana high schoolers, was such a massive box office flop. How else to explain the dreadfully low-rent DVD? A movie that captures Gen-Y’s obsessively interactive, blog-and text-errific culture deserves better EXTRAS than a few stultifying cast interviews. Even the bonus footage of breakout star Bailey is a letdown. Teen: B+ Extras: C?

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