The film was released in select theaters. Is Monroe a predator, or is he a man-child? The audience remains unsure, much like Minnie is throughout the movie, and the answer lies within the experiences the viewer shares with Minnie.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Written and directed by Marielle Heller. Opens Friday at the Varsity.
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Sometimes, Walter Presents can be a bit like the Eurovision of dead women. The website, in its attempts to slake the insatiable thirst for Nordic noir, is a veritable production line of grim-faced detectives prodding lifeless female corpses in rain-sodden laneways. Thankfully, its catalogue has recently expanded to feature other genres, and the latest delight is the frank dramedy Young and Promising All4.
Nothing else suggests a future for this Canadian-produced trifle beyond niche festivals and home-screen platforms. The strained silliness revolves around Neil Jesse Carerea hormonally inflamed but hopelessly virginal high schooler whose innocence is highly regarded, and closely monitored, by his straight-laced parents Emmanuelle Vaugier, Jon Dore. And, just as naturally, he quickly figures that the best way to avoid being a virgin sacrifice is to, well, you know, not be a virgin.
Taking an oblique shot at the usual coming-of-age teen sex comedy, it makes the stakes literally life-or-death, as young Neil Jesse Carere has to figure out a way to lose his virginity or risk getting sacrificed by the Satanic cult that he and his family have worshipped with for years — only clean blood will appease the dark lord, you see. Following Neil and his best friend Daryl Sabara, who looks so much like a ginger Eminem someone should order a paternity test as he springs up off the altar and takes off on one of those prototypical wild nights of trying to put his penis in something, Teen Lust manages to get in a few good little gags, mostly because it throws so many up there that a few of them have to actually land. Or … make love?
Teen film is a film genre targeted at teenagers and young adults in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers and young adults, such as coming of agefirst love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst, and alienation. Some of these films are targeted at adults as well as teenagers. Teen films have been a trope of the cinema industry that started with Twilight.