High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. Written by
Kelly Fremon Craig's Directorial Debut. See more »
When Nadine is having lunch in Mr. Bruner's room, she moves trays on his desk to prop her feet up. When she gets up to get her lunch to leave the room, the trays have returned to their original positions. See more »
Look I don't wanna take up a ton of your time, but I'm gonna kill myself. I just thought someone should know. I don't really know how this works. I'm probably gonna jump off an overpass in front of a semi, so... Or U-Haul, maybe, just not a bus. I'm not gonna be a dick and make people watch, but it has to be big; it's gotta be so big that it just...
[snaps her fingers]
Done; kills me. Lights out. 'Cause if it just maims me, and I'm like...
[imitates differently abled person]
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Written by Mike Chapman (as Michael Donald Chapman), Nicky Chinn (as Nicholas Barry Chinn)
Performed by The Struts
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
What seems to be the typical "teen" movie of young teenagers in high school ends up being an unusual movie of its kind. I explain: although it is true that the film is a teen movie (it does not deceive anyone), it is also true that it is more complex and adult than it appears at first glance.
It is true that the film has the typical clichés of the genre, I will not lie, but still breaks with the typical dynamics of these films, as it shows a fragile girl and reveals all her fears. The viewer sees how Nadine is with her problems and concerns.
Mention aside its two protagonists: Haliee Steinfeld. She is the ideal actress for the character of Nadine, is the queen of the film and manages to make her character credible at all times, getting you to empathize with her and make the film an extraordinary work into the genre. Without she, the film probably would not have been just as good. The other character is Woody Harrelson. Seriously, incredible, all the scenes that come out are great. He does a very good role, and the peculiar Nadine-professor couple with their conversations are the best.
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