Where Are The Real Teens in Teen Movies?

Friday, January 08, 2010

There are plenty of teen and tween movies in theaters these days – from this weekend's Michael Cera vehicle Youth in Revolt [see the trailer above] to the hugely popular Twilight series. But many of them leave our movie critic Rafer Guzman scratching his head and wondering: where are the real teens and tweens in teen movies? Has the honest teen film character as we once knew it (RIP John Hughes) died? And do any of the uncomplicated and self-possessed teen characters in movies today resemble real teenagers? Guzman and Nicole Corriveau, a 16-year-old movie buff from Long Island, share their opinions.


Nicole Corriveau and Rafer Guzman

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Kristen Meinzer

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