Thursday Movie Picks: Coming of Age Movies

This week's theme from Wandering through the Shelves is Coming of Age movies. Sometimes I feel like I'm getting too old for films like this, then I find a good one that I just fall in love with. Here are three of my favorites

1) Stand By Me

I imagine this film is on everyone's favorite coming of age lists. It's one of those that I loved as a kid, and still loved as an adult.

2) Blue is the Warmest Color

I'm not sure if I've ever rooted for a character like I did with Adele in this film. I legitimately wanted to hug her at the end of it.

3) The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I wish I would've read this book when I was in junior high, I feel like I could've related to it more back then, but it still didn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of this film now. (Particularly Ezra Miller's performance) 

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  1. Love all three of these. Stand By Me is one of my all time favorites. I've introduced my kids to it and they love it, too.

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    1. It's very timeless. It saddens me though, to think River Phoenix died so young.

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  2. Great picks! I really liked Stand By Me, which I've seen multiple times, and Perks. I haven't seen Blue Is the Warmest Color yet, though I really want to.

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    1. Oh you should, it's so wonderful. I had to remind myself I was watching a movie towards the end there.

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  3. Why have I not seen Perks yet? Like, I really don't know why I didn't watch it...

    LOVE Blue, like, masterpiece level film there.

    Stand by Me...UGH...beautiful movie...beautiful performances.

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    1. You haven't seen Perks yet? DO IT! Ezra Miller is outstanding.

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    2. That's what I hear. I will!

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  4. Excellent choices, Stand By Me is one of my all time favorite films. Haven't watched the other two on your list but I'll add them to my to-watch list.

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    1. The movie didn't feel all that modern to me. I assumed it was still set in the 90's. I actually don't care for a lot of 80's movies, so I get it. lol

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  6. Blue Is the Warmest Color is a movie told with such heart wrenching honesty . One of my favorite movies from last year and my favorite love story of the decade (so far).

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  7. Blue is the Warmest Color was heartbreaking; I agree with your sentiments about Adele. Ezra Miller stole Perks! He was easily my favorite person in the movie.

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    1. I love Ezra Miller. That guy is seriously talented.

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  8. Such excellent picks, Brittani. I don't know why Blue is the Warmest Color didn't cross my mind. What a brilliant, beautiful, bold coming-of-age story.

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  9. Brilliant choices! I love all three, but I might go with American Graffiti, The Graduate and Adventureland.

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    1. American Graffiti is a good one! I like Adventureland too, but I'm not sure if I'd call it coming of age, just because the main character was just out of college instead of high school.

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