*WARNING: This blog post mostly pertains to teen chick flicks, although guys could certainly enjoy these movies as well.
Let’s face it, teen movies are not known for their stellar performances or memorable scripts. Perhaps movie companies figure that since their audiences will be loopy on sleepover-induced-craziness and too much ice cream, they can set the standards as low as they want. So what does someone do if she is in search of sleepover entertainment that is actually watchable?
Try some of these movies, of course!
A modern (well, sort of—it’s set in the 90’s) retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, Clueless is a funny, smartly written story about the lives of teenagers in California that is filled with gentle, clever mocking of the very culture it focuses on.
No, NOT the TV-show. I’m talking about the original movie, the one with a young Heath Ledger. Another retelling—this time of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew—this 90’s flick is set close to home in what seems to be a combination of Tacoma and Seattle, and contains lots of snarkiness, miscommunication, over-protective parenting, and a rad soundtrack.
Slightly off-putting title aside, this British story of young love (guitar players, sixteenth birthday parties and six-level snogging, oh my!) contains a hilariously quirky heroine, a little sister who dresses her cat up in costumes, and lots of British slang.
Based on Rachel Cohn’s popular book, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a tale of ex-girlfriends and ex-boyfriends, the power of music, late night adventures, drunken best friends, falling in love, growing up, throwing up, and a tenacious piece of gum.
TO BE CONTINUED!
Post by Rheannon, teen blogger