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The Best Coming of Age Films

13 January 2017 4:17 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

‘The age or occasion when one formally becomes an adult’ – Coming of age is the often dramatic, challenging or amusing journey to adulthood.  A ‘rite of passage’ that everyone undergoes in their own unique, comical and momentous way;

Unfortunately, we can never again experience the triumphs and failures of growing up, reaching adulthood and gaining responsibility. A coming of age movie, however, provides the closest opportunity for us to relive this experience. The variety in the genre is quite notable; there are comedies, dramas, romance and many others.  So what makes this genre so popular? Perhaps it’s the use of lovable adolescent characters. Or the humorous and endearing storylines filled with excitement, hope, fear and discovery. Or is it because we can all somehow relate to these experiences and the genre provides an emotional, nostalgic and amusing opportunity to reminisce?

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