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Teen Spirit (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 19 April 2019 (USA)
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Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

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Max Minghella

Writer:

Max Minghella
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Fanning ... Violet
Agnieszka Grochowska ... Marla
Archie Madekwe ... Luke
Zlatko Buric ... Vlad
Millie Brady ... Anastasia
Vivian Oparah ... Kelli
Ria Zmitrowicz ... Hayley
Olive Gray ... Lisa
Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ... Roger
Charlie Mayhew Charlie Mayhew ... Choreographer
Marius De Vries ... Marcus
Elizabeth Berrington ... Lorene
Noof McEwan ... Bar Manager
John Locke ... Gary the Bartender
George Jovanovic ... Receptionist
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Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, and for teen drinking and smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Spirit See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,620, 14 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,820, 18 April 2019
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The film premiered at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018. See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing On My Own
Written by Robyn Carlsson
Performed by Elle Fanning
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Vivid, enthralling, remarkable film with important messages! Love it!
4 March 2019 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

Can I say catchy! Teen Spirit, directed and written by Max Minghella, is ever-lasting, vivid, enthralling, remarkable and a momentous film. It is loaded with important messages that can be applicable during life. Let me warn you, it's an entertaining ride. Get ready to sit back and enjoy some beautiful music.

The story follows a shy, stylish, and deep feeling youth named Violet (Elle Fanning). Wow! What a dream she has of pursuing her passion to sing and break free from her small town. With the help of an unexpected mentor, she enters a local British TV talent show that will test her patience and ambition. This film allows you to experience one of the most beautiful and emotional touching stories ever.

The lead characters are Elle Fanning (Violet), Millie Brady (Anastasia), Elizabeth Berrington (Lorene), Jordan Stephens and Rita Zmitrowicz (Hayley).

My favorite part is undeniably when Violet executes a breathtaking performance during the finals. I enjoyed this moment because it really inspired me to take big leaps of faith just like Violet did. I also enjoyed this moment because it shows how far Violet has come to achieve her dream.

My favorite character is the inspiring and hard-working Violet, not only because she is the lead character, but because she inspires us to believe in yourself and don't let anyone tell you that you can't accomplish a dream, big or little. An important aspect of the movie is the creative and story-telling music. I enjoyed numerous performances throughout the film because the songs aren't just up-beat catchy tunes, they also tell a powerful and moving story which explains Violet's past.

This film promotes many positive, heart-warming, uplifting and inspiring messages such as being true to yourself. For example, Violet has a dream that she wants to achieve, but she doesn't change for anybody to accomplish that dream. She works hard to accomplish it though. Another important message is about how peer pressure influences you, but you most follow your heart and be strong.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, adults can enjoy as well. Reviewed by Nathalia J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.


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