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TEEN SPIRIT (2018): The Things I Liked…

Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning
Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning, Interscope Films

Teen Spirit, the Max Minghella directed music / drama about a small town teenager with dreams of pop stardom is one I watched for two main reasons. The first being my curiosity about Minghella’s directing talents, especially since I’m such a fan of much of his late father‘s great works. The second reason is, I simply needed to hear Elle Fanning’s British accent. 

I’ll start by confirming that the talented young Fanning’s accent is of course good. In fact, I found it so convincing that I actually forgot to question it.

As for Minghella’s directing chops, there was a  period where the film’s great pacing slowed down in a noticeable way. The other moment I wasn’t delighted by is when the predictable exploitative love interest storyline took hold. Perhaps I’m just too avid a movie watcher to have not seen that coming but I definitely wish that particular scenario wasn’t so obvious to me, in effect making that moment of the film feel tedious.

Besides the above mentioned two instances, Teen Spirit is well acted and kept my full attention most of the time. Particularly since I very much connected with Violet’s (Fanning) hustle for a better reality. And as she made that final walk to the stage, it could not have been more intense and moving because of all it must have meant.

Watch it if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving.


TEEN SPIRIT (2018): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Millie Brady…

Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning
Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Teen Spirit (2018).

Teen Spirit is the story of a shy teenager who dreams of leaving behind her small town life in exchange for pop stardom. Her chance finally arrives in the shape of an unlikely mentor, and a talent, integrity and ambition testing international singing competition.

Directed by Max Minghella; Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall and Millie Brady star…

I’m curious about Elle Fanning’s British accent and I want to find out how much Teen Spirit will remind me of Beyond The Lights (2014)if at all.

Elizabeth Berrington, Zlatko Buric, Jordan Atephens and Archie Madekwe also star.

Teen Spirit Release Dates: April 5th, 2019 (US)…

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