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Coming of Age
Transcript of Coming of Age
Growing Up Sucks
This Week's Feature Film
Adults are Unrelatable
Rite of Passage
Romance and Love
Delayed Coming of Age
Coming-of-age films focus on the psychological and moral growth of a character (or characters) at a pivotal point in their life.
The end of childhood has come
- Reminiscing about simpler times
Adults are often depicted as...
The story of an
adult writer who writes a book about his childhood adventure with friends.
Focus on personal
to navigate life in an
to the familiar world
new outlook on life
Loss of Innocence
that marks a person's
transition from one status to another.
Discovering the corruption of the world
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A single event occurs that alters the protagonist's perspective on life and his place in the world
The protagonist has remained mentally a child their entire life and only finally experiences these things at a later age than is socially acceptable
40 year old Virgin
Also, Second coming of age
This is 40
Dan in Real Life
Romantic relationships often develop between two very different characters,
i.e. opposites attract
The Hero's Journey
Often centered around teens
from youth to adulthood
Character develops an increased
Concentrates on both the
Adult life is complicated and difficult
Entering the "real world"
- Beginning college
- Working crappy jobs
The Perks of Being
Family conflict and divorce
First experience with death
"out of touch"
uncaring and calloused
- specifically loss of virginity
- experimentation with
drugs and alcohol
Rich guy, poor girl
(Pretty in Pink)
Popular girl and nerd
(Can't Hardly Wait)
These romances are often
Members of rival groups
(Romeo and Juliet)
Good girl and rebel guy
The main characters struggle to decide their own future and realize their true self
Living your dreams
Forming your own opinions
Coping with expectations
Making your own decisions
This effort is usually in direct defiance to their peers and/or parents' wishes
The realization that adulthood isn't
everything you imagined it would be
(Set in 1959)