Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: The Young and Adorable: Top Ten Unconventional Films about Children and Teens

So, today, we're starting a new tradition--Top Ten Tuesday! (applause :P)

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature I saw on this blog: the Broke and the Bookish, which is an amazing blog by the way, I think you should all check it out :)

Anyways, Top Ten Tuesday here is basically when Sara or I list ten things that fit whatever category we pick for the week (and this one is, as seen in the title, "The Young and Adorable: Top Ten Unconventional Films about Children and Teens").

Without further ado:

**The films below are numbered randomly, not according to any standards**

1. Amore 14
(see my review here)
A refreshing movie about falling in and out of love, and what being young means. Summery and beautifully Italian.

2. Little Manhattan
Two little kids falling in love (instant awwwwwww). And little boy Josh Hutcherson's in it--need I say more?

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I'm sure everyone's heard of this one already, so I'm gonna be brief: the Perks of Being a Wallflower is an amazing and powerful coming-of-age story that everyone should see (and read). It will bring you to tears, promise.

4. Moonrise Kingdom
Quirky, funny, yet dealing with heavy themes, Moonrise Kingdom is set in 1960s America. Definitely one of a kind, and very vintage-feeling. Has great soundtracks--now that's a real bonus. Oh and, Wes Anderson is the director...honestly, how does it get better than that?

5. The Art of Getting By
About love, about falling for someone who you aren't sure you should fall for, about being a teenager and trying to figure out about life, about making mistakes and trying again and making new ones. Beautiful and poetic, yet infused with humor.

6. LOL
(see my review here)
Endearingly French (featuring many hot guys, I'm serious), this movie is similar to any Disney high school themed movie, minus the "commercial" quality. Lighthearted and cute, it's great for a sleepover, and will sure make you swoon ;)

7. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
(see my review here)
Unconventional indeed! A movie about first chances, second chances; one night, two loves; music, high school... in a sentence: all the good stuff.

8. Waiting For Forever
Okay, I cheated. A little bit. This isn't completely a children/young adult film, but it does deal with a guy and a girl who were bffs as kids! It is a romance movie, a sweet one actually, but what I love the most about it is the way that it demonstrates the so-true fact: there is someone in your childhood that you will never forget.

9. Flipped
Similar to Moonrise Kingdom, only with a less dramatic plot. However, Flipped is equally cute and awwww-inducing, so be prepared!

10. Juno
I don't think I need to elaborate on this one. Everyone knows about how uncommon the topic is, and how well the film portrays it.

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Enjoy the films!
Vanessa :]

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