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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.

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Taglines:

Remember high school? It's gotten worse.

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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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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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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 »

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Let's Go Out
Written by Ryan Lindsey
Performed by Ryan Lindsey
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
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Impressive, innovative
24 January 2008 | by ArizWldcatSee all my reviews

This was the only documentary we had a chance to see this year, and we picked well! I found myself getting so absorbed in the stories of these 4 mid-western teenagers that I forgot temporarily that they were actual people. It is unbelievable that the director was able to catch these kids on camera saying and doing the things they did. One of the characters was so unsympathetic that we wondered why on earth she would act the way she did. I can't help but wish the director had included a "what are they doing now" note at the end. These kids are the same age as my oldest daughter, and perhaps that's why I felt connected to them, but I truly do want to know if they followed through with their plans. We also enjoyed the occasional lapse into animation the film included; some were funny, some were disturbing, but we felt they were well done, if a bit slick. This was by far our favorite movie of the 10 we viewed at Sundance this year. I wish the director had been able to come for Q&A.


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