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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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11 October 2008 (Japan)  »

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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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When Jake is playing Zelda, the TV shows the trailer to Twilight Princess, meaning he isn't actually playing the game. The sound effects that can be heard actually come from Windwaker. See more »

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A Mockumentary Tribute to John Hughes
17 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any enjoyment I may have experienced watching this film was killed by a nagging doubt that what I was watching was authentic.

Is it just me ... or does this film smell fishy? Not only is the camera ALWAYS in the right place when key events occur but each shot has degree of polish that would seem to have required a lot of advanced planning.

This feels like some sort of mockumentary and I'm amazed it has been so positively reviewed. Is America this naive?

Even if this film is real, it doesn't give us any more insight into the world of teen cliques than we got 25 years ago from John Hughes films. With most documentaries, there is are questions about what liberties were taken for the sake of the presentation but "American Teen" goes beyond that. I'm hoping Nanette Burstein will soon say, "By the way, I hope everyone realizes this was a gag." Otherwise, she has lost all credibility with me.


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