After watching two movies that I guess would be 100 percent classified as young adult books turned into teen angst movies, which I loudly cried to in public, on an airplane, in front of a large number of normally functioning adults, I thought to myself: How old is too old to be watching teen angst movies?
It’s a serious question that I feel like I need to answer before I can successfully earn my “you’re an adult” badge on my life sash. Side note: other badges that need to be collected include, but are not limited to: getting a credit card, paying my rent on time, brushing my hair more than once a week, and eating something other than cheetos for breakfast.
Anyway, I’ve like semi-come to terms with the fact that I’m an adult baby and I’ll probably stay that way well into my late twenties, so I’d like to take this time to review two of the best, and also worst, teen angst movies I’ve seen today.
1. The Way, Way Back
Let me just start of with the title. What the hell does it even mean?
Like is it in reference to the main character being in the way, way back of the car? In life? Who knows, but seriously that’s not even the worst part. His uncomfortable nature throughout the entire film ranks higher than I don’t know, something exceptionally, exceptionally awkward and uncomfortable. Like an atomic wedgie. Something like that uncomfortable.
The only plus about this movie was the cast. The crazy step-mom from Juno was in it. I don’t know her name but she was on the West Wing and also in that movie with Kristen Dudnst where she enters the beauty pageant and her talent is tap dancing and Kristi Alley is in it before she like lost all levels sanity. Allison Janney. That’s her name. She’s in it and she’s hilarious, like the only good part of the movie.
Level of angst: 8/10
2. The Spectacular Now
From the moment this movie started to the moment it ended I was confused. After reading summaries and reviews of the movie I still am not sure what it actually was about, which is always a sign of a good film if you ask me. The girl from the Descendants and Hunger Game spin off movie was in it. She was also in The Secret Life of The American Teenager and that’s honestly where I first associate her with, but admitting that I watch another teen angst show is honestly detrimental to my credibility in the streets.
All I can say about this movie is that there is a lot of underage drinking and driving and that’s just sending the wrong message to the audience actually intended for this film. There was just a lot of missing pieces to this movie that I am not pleased with. Like it was left as a cliff hanger ending and for a movie that does not deserve a sequel, how you gonn play me like that.
OH and throughout the entire movie I wasn’t sure if the main guy actually liked that girl from the Secret Life of the American Teenager. Like he dated her but also kept talking to his ex girlfriend. It seriously made no sense and I’m clearly still upset by it all.
Level of angst: 6/10
Also, sidenote. I just got home and last night when I was sitting in the living room I heard this quiet chime going off in some distant part of the house. Come to find out that my mom has this cuckoo clock that used to belong to my grandma placed in a still undetermined closet and it goes off every, I don’t know 20 minutes or something. It scares the living daylights out of me, but it makes her happy.
This is the last post of 2014! Yaysies this year is over. Saying it was a rough one for me would be misrepresentative for both my dad and mom considering they lost each of their moms within three months of one another. So all the shoutouts go to those two. Love you fools despite all of the hilarity you are subjected to by your boisterously wonderful youngest daughter (me).