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Is there a movie that 'defined' your teen years ?

Either because (at the time) it was amazing, or spoke to you personally ?
DropTopDig · M
American Graffiti. I identify with the character John Milner for having the fastest car around.
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
[@1185254,DropTopDig] Brilliant movie!
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Every John Hughes movie ever made
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@1187347,Pripyatpogo] I can understand that. Few people made 'Teen movies' and Hughes did several.

The breakfast club; Sixteen candles; Ferris Beuller's day off; Pretty in pink; If he didn't direct them he certainly wrote them
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[@448576,Picklebobble2] I still love to watch them Brings back good memories
exexec · 61-69, C
hunkalove · 61-69, M
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
This is mine.

[b]Gregory's girl.[/b] [b]1981[/b] Written and Directed by Bill Forsyth.

There was an article on the BBC News website earlier. An interview with Clare Grogan.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-56858767

This is the scene she mentions.

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naGZvVVSynM]
Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A perfect illustration of what my high school was NOT like and therefore a great escape movie.
hunkalove · 61-69, M
[@377093,BiasForAction] I always liked the scene where The Phoebster gets out of the pool and says, "hunka, you know how cute I always thought you were."
LucyFuhr · 51-55, F
Scarface. I saw it 11 times, when I was 16.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@8345,LucyFuhr] What made you want to go back and watch again ?
LucyFuhr · 51-55, F
[@448576,Picklebobble2] I had a messed up childhood and my early teens weren't easier. Strangely enough, that movie was my inspiration to get away from all that.
Naughty nurses #27? 🤔
[@573519,Valdaine] best sound track tho
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@327405,TheOneyouwerewarnedabout] I know i'm gonna regret asking this but.....🙄What was it about #27 that makes you [i]prefer[/i] that one to the previous or subsequent #'s ?
[@448576,Picklebobble2] as a teen you get take what you can get I spose.. I didn’t have the full library of part 1 thru to 27..
In my teens... the Breakfast Club
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@573519,Valdaine] A lot of folk like that movie. It's notoriously difficult to shoot an entire movie (more or less) in one setting and make it interesting to watch.

But Hughes certainly managed it there.
[@448576,Picklebobble2] he was a master of catching the vibe of the age
American Graffiti, George Lucas grew up near here...
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checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
As a child grown on a mountain in a community of > 1,000 folks, the vcr was a good friend of mine, since soaps make me sick! It's a toss from UHF & back to the future (1),

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8]
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
The Graduate - even though Dustin Hoffman was nearly as old as Anne Bancroft in reality!
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@9450,ArtieKat] Do you think the subject matter was a bit....risque for the time ?
Or perhaps it was the first time the subject matter had been committed to film !
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
[@448576,Picklebobble2] There were a lot of films pushing the boundaries at that time in the 1960s. One scene that particularly amused me was in MASH during the football game near the end. In a scrum when one player threatens another "I'm going to knock your fucking head off" there was a huge gasp of shock in the cinema.
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
[@448576,Picklebobble2] I'm just remembering when Women In Love was released: although most of the talk was about the nude wrestling scene between Alan Bates an Oliver Reed, I saw the film in Glenda Jackson's home town. There was lots of gossip about her getting her tits out! 🤣
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Not my era but Avalon reminds me of how my big family got smaller and smaller as siblings moved away
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@2144,Justmerae] Yep. How you can move your whole family looking for a better life but ultimately the family might fragment having done so as they chase their own dreams.
Good choice !
curiosi · 56-60, F
Wasn't a movie but the book "Catcher in the Rye".
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@423488,curiosi] I have read that book maybe a dozen times and i'm afraid i'm one of those who 'doesn't get it'.

What about the story made it memorable for you ?
curiosi · 56-60, F
[@448576,Picklebobble2] Holden was so misunderstood, being young and wanting to change the world yet not having any guidance. I could relate with Holden.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@423488,curiosi] Fairplay. 🙂
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Clueless. 😆
It didn’t speak to me personally, but everyone was so big on it then.
FurryFace · 61-69, M
nope just that off the wall ding bat crazy Roger Rabbit
I think "Stand By Me" comes pretty close.
lonelyloner · 26-30, F
Eyeamhere · F
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjD42P7BAaA]
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@1029578,Eyeamhere] GEEEEZUZ really ? 🤦‍♂️
Eyeamhere · F
[@448576,Picklebobble2] yeah it was bad
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/gregorys-girl-40th-anniversary-making-of-7902474

 
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