Coming-of-Age Comedy

Good Boys

Good Boys

I always feel weird watching movies that star kids. In fact, at my advanced age, I feel strange watching films that star teenagers, college students, young adults and even...
Booksmart

Booksmart

Is it creepy that I'm watching this movie? Maybe. Maybe not. I mean, it's not quite Losin' It or The Last American Virgin, but any time I — an adult male — watch...
mid90s

mid90s

Full disclosure: I was a full-fledged adult in the mid-nineties. I had graduated college, moved to NYC and had a job and an apartment and everything. Despite this...
Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Yes, I know this movie is made for tweens or young hipsters or some crowd that certainly isn't me, but it was available on Netflix instant play (via the Roku) and seemed...
Juno

Juno

Sometimes I feel like all the joy has gone out of my life. Not my actual life-life, mind you, but my movie-watching life. Movies that seem tailor-made for me fall flat...
Superbad

Superbad

If this movie truly sucked there would be all sorts of fun headlines one could write. The title just kind of writes the article for you. It turned out to be not bad at...
Igby Goes Down

Igby Goes Down

Stop me if you've seen this one before... A rich family full of hateful, quirky characters self destructs, only to be redeemed by the death of a matriarch/patriarch. Throw...
Election

Election

This film starts out so innocently. You sit there for the first few minutes of the film thinking you are going to see another innocuous high school film with some pleasing...

Rushmore

If there was any justice in the world, star Jason Schwartzman's eyebrows would win an Academy Award. One word would sum up this little film: quirky. Luckily, I was in a...