I am a total sucker for movies about adolescent discovery.
Whereas for me the words "coming of age" will send me running in the opposite direction.
Bixa, I'm with you. Maybe it's because I came of age so long ago in a completely different world and all of this, to me, navel gazing is tedious at best. In a similar vein, when I see Proustian or Kafkaesque in the description of a novel, I also run.
I must admit that "coming of age" movies are my top favourites, but generally not the American ones which are so fucking stupid -- most of them are comedies whereas reality about that period of time is almost always tragic.
In a similar vein, when I see Proustian or Kafkaesque in the description of a novel, I also run.
Ha ha ha ~ Yes indeed! I read "long-winded" for Proustian and "gobbledy-gook" for Kafkaesque. I always suspect the reviews using those words don't want to admit they didn't really like the books in question.
Oh, to be young again! Those young fools are already in queues at the cinemas of Paris to be the first to see Avengers: Endgame tonight at 23:30. That is still ten hours from now. And just about every Gaumont, Pathé, UGC, CGR multiplex is joyously participating in this midnight event. Concession stand sales will explode.