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American Teen (2008)

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

Director:

Nanette Burstein
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jake Tusing ... Himself
Megan Krizmanich ... Herself
Colin Clemens Colin Clemens ... Himself
Mitch Reinholt Mitch Reinholt ... Himself
Hannah Bailey ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoff Haase Geoff Haase ... Himself
Jennifer Lucht Jennifer Lucht ... Herself
Athena Schlitt Athena Schlitt
Gabriella Schlitt Gabriella Schlitt
Skye Scott ... Himself
Jennifer Sheopherd Jennifer Sheopherd ... Herself
Ali Wikalinska Ali Wikalinska ... Herself
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A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Remember high school? It's gotten worse.

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adolescente americano See more »

Filming Locations:

Indiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,589, 27 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$940,496, 21 September 2008
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Breathe In
Written by Guy Sigsworth and Imogen Heap
Performed by Frou Frou
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Required viewing for parents.
3 March 2008 | by meadsSee 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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