August 24, 2011 Leave a comment
We have all seen movies that deal with that awkward phase in a teens life. I am not talking about growing hair in weird places or the act of watching your voice drop an octave, but the act of coming into your true self and the shape in which your personality will become. It is the classic coming of age story that usually finds our intrepid young actors figuring out life and their place in it. These themes usually revolve around parental strife, a girl/boy that the character likes or some form of hardship that a family goes through. For better or worse we get a happy ending of the sorts when the main character figures out their place in life and all goes well in the world. So while the genre might seem stale, all it takes is one movie to shift that established notion of the coming of age story, which director Fernando Eimbcke did with his minimal film Duck Season.