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American Teen (2008)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 15 August 2008 (USA)
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A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

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A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

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Remember high school? It's gotten worse.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking-all involving teens | See all certifications »
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Adolescente americano  »

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$45,589 (USA) (25 July 2008)

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$940,496 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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In multiple shots the frame is reversed. At a party framed magazines on a shelf are reversed. During a conversation with his father, the logo on Colin's shirt switches from his left shoulder to his right shoulder (and reversed) and back to his left shoulder. See more »

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References The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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Written by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden
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Required viewing for parents.
3 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We saw "American Teen" twice over the weekend at the True/False (documentary) film festival in Columbia, Missouri. It was an amazing, in-depth look at today's teenager. My 14 year old went with us to see it and her comment? "It was very accurate." One of the top films of the festival. Shows the pressures teens face today in a very honest way, full of raw emotion and real tears. Every teenager and every parent of a teenager should see it. It is eye-opening and thought provoking. The director was here for Q & A afterward and she confirmed for us that one of the teens, after getting a job on the west coast, decided it wasn't for her and moved to the east coast (!) where she is now attending a less expensive film school!! The others are still doing what they were doing at the end of the film (i.e.-attending college).


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