One of the most important stories in fiction is the coming-of-age story. Coming-of-age films frequently evoke nostalgia from a time when we were on the edge of adulthood, a pivotal moment or series of events that shaped who we are. A video may almost perfectly depict the most sensitive and vulnerable moments of our youth. Coming of age films depict the experience of growing up and transitioning from one stage of life to the next, which everyone can identify to. Even in the most obscure film set in a different nation or time in history, the viewer may relate to the characters and reflect on their own experiences. In almost every film, the protagonist is compelled to mature at some time.
As an fanatic for coming-of-age movies, my teenage years were especially influenced by films of this genre. The innocence and naive nature of these movies paved a way for me to connect with my feelings and guide my maturity. How these films illustrate the essence of their young characters is considerably more poignant than other movie genres. Whether the film is funny, unhappy or romantic, I feel there’s something to be learned from every one of them.
Obviously the timing of these films have also played a role with their impact. There is no better time of the year to enjoy these stories than spring. School ends, graduations are celebrated, and summer time season is on the horizon. We emerge from the isolation that high school pressure places on youngsters and nature and man become one. There is a unusual blend of finality and newness that makes May an interesting month and. In general, “coming of age” refers back to the duration in a character’s existence after they make the transition from the innocence of formative years to the adulthood of adulthood. Keep in mind, the precise time while coming of age happens can range from character to character.
Also, it’s pretty universal understanding that these films represent something many people go through during their adolescent years. When we finally let go of their childish selves and begin to mature. Furthermore, many people associate the onset of puberty with reaching adulthood.
Coming of age is such a common human experience that it is depicted in a plethora of films, stories, and novels. Famous people frequently focus on this time of their lives when writing autobiographies or memoirs. Songs about aging and general books about aging are also common topics.
Coming of age can be a painful or tragic experience for many people. Difficult life events push us to confront realities that no youngster can face without losing some of their innocence. The Outsiders explores this theme by depicting how a group of friends grows when one of them dies.
What do you think is the single most important factor to these films? For me, I think it’s that they fill in the gaps we were missing in our lives, motivate us to try new adventures and they evoke feeling we knew we had hidden but just couldn’t let out until we found out what they meant to us…
Here are some messages from coming-of-age films to think about:
“High school’s your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that!” Little Miss Sunshine
“You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” The Breakfast Club
“Just because you’re beautiful doesn’t mean you can treat people like they don’t matter.” 10 Things I Hate About You.
“There are two kinds of evil people. People who do evil stuff, and people who see evil stuff being done and don’t try to stop it.” Mean Girls
“It’s like God gave you something man, all those stories you can make up. And He said, “this is what we got for ya kid, try not to lose it.” Kids lose everything unless there’s someone there to look out for them.” Stand By Me
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.