Monday, May 04, 2009

American Teen

"Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was that we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write this essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us... in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at seven o'clock this morning. We were brainwashed."
~ The Breakfast Club, 1985

Some things never change.

And according to American Teen, an almost-too-slick documentary about kids in Warsaw, Indianna, high school stereotypes remain the same. Even decades after the iconic John Hughes movie.

The film itself is interesting, even if most of the kids are not.

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