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True Adolescents 2011

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3.7 out of 5 stars (10) IMDb 6.1/10

At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam (Mark Duplass, Humpday, The League) finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon (Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, The Fighter) and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen son, Oliver, and his friend Jake camping. Edgy, funny and honest, Craig Johnson's film follows the trio into the rugged Pacific Northwest as unforeseen revelations and transformations force them to face adulthood. Set to a mesmerizing soundtrack featuring both emerging and established artists including Band of Horses, The Black Keys and Devendra Banhart, TRUE ADOLESCENTS reminds us that sometimes people need to get lost to truly find themselves.

Starring:
Mark Duplass, Bret Loehr
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Craig Johnson
Starring Mark Duplass, Bret Loehr
Supporting actors Carr Thompson, Melissa Leo, Emma Dumont, Lilly Perreault, Linas Phillips, Davie-Blue, Snow Keim, Laura Kai Chen, Dave Hobbs, Rufus Tureen, Jennifer Perreault, Elizabeth Herron, Erika Mayfield, Katie Herron, Constance Best, Jay Wesley Cochran, Christopher McCafferty, DeRynn Thompson
Studio Flatiron Film Company
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on August 3, 2011
Format: DVD
There is a type of film that capitalizes on slight situations with meandering narratives and seemingly improvisational dialogue. Labeled as mumblecore, this indie film movement generally features characters in a post-college malaise struggling their way to adulthood. These are certainly not plot driven films, but movies that rely on character relatability and offbeat humor. If you've seen the works of the Duplass Brothers, Lynn Shelton, and Kelly Reichardt (although she tends to be more serious) among others--you've got a good sense about whether these films appeal to you or not. Craig Johnson's winning and very funny "True Adolescents" fits squarely into that niche. So if you hated other examples of this genre (Puffy Chair, Humpday, Cyrus), this may not be for you. I, however, was taken completely by surprise by how positively I reacted to this movie!

Our slacker hero is played by Mark Duplass in perhaps his most well rounded role. A struggling musician at 34, he is left homeless when his current relationship comes to a conclusion. Moving in with his Aunt (Melissa Leo), he does everything he can to avoid responsibility as he waits for a big record deal to materialize. Taking his fourteen year old cousin and his best friend on a camping trip just might be the unlikely catalyst to jumpstart a path to grown-up living. The threesome starts out non-communicative, push through to confrontational, and move on to unexpected bonding. The trip takes a few twists and turns both harrowing and hilarious, but always maintains a hard-edged heart. That's an element I really appreciated, the film maintains a realistic feel by never succumbing to overt melodrama or grandstanding.

Duplass is terrific and I thought the screenplay was witty and authentic.
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Format: DVD
TRUE ADOLESCENTS (Writ./Dir. Craig Johnson, 2009, 88 minutes) ~

'Cousin' Sam-- Mark Duplass (commonly seen on TV and in small roles such as Parkland, see my review, and Zero Dark Thirty)
Oliver ("Ollie")-- Bret Loehr (now a gorgeous young man but still a little too thin in the résumé)
Jake-- Carr Thompson (equally now-cute, little-known yet recognizable TV bit-player who stopped working in 2011 to attend UCLA)

This is a film I loved, with its intense yet lightly treated story arc and an important stillness, a silence that too many filmmakers misunderstand, and therefore rarely use. It helped that this was set in/around Seattle and a Washington state park, lavishly beautiful. There are thorns on this rose, to be sure, but then they may only be personal gripes.

Sam (a handsome and talented Mark Duplass), a 30-something washed-up rock musician, moves in with his aunt and her son Oliver. When Cousin Sam, Oliver and Oliver's best friend Jake go on a camping trip, things get emotionally intense and at times weird. Don't let any of this fool you: the film is incredibly funny, mostly due to Uncle Sam's grumpy-old-man demeanor and hilarious swearing. (Definitely not a wholesome family film due to that but these days, who cares except religiously strict people?)

One tremendous problem I had with this is the age difference. Cousin Sam is about 34, while his cousin Oliver and Oliver's friend Jake are 14. It's bad enough Duplass looks to be around 40 years old.
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This quiet film stealthily approaches some rather profound questions about growing up, finding an identity, maturing, and developing a sense of responsibility--and it just kind of leaves them there, unanswered. That's not to say the film is without merit. Mark Duplass is perfectly cast as Sam, the 30something "true adolescent" who finds himself without a job, a girlfriend, or a home. While crashing at his aunt's place, he gets recruited to chaperone his cousin and his cousin's best friend on a camping trip. A silly prank in the middle of the trip accidentally uncovers a delicate moment, which propels much of the subsequent action of the film even as its importance remains marginalized and only tangentially alluded to as the movie progresses toward an inconclusive resolution. "True Adolescents" is what I would call a "problem film"--but one I enjoyed nonetheless (even though I still can't decide whether I actually like Mark Duplass).
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There is a type of film that capitalizes on slight situations with meandering narratives and seemingly improvisational dialogue. Labeled as mumblecore, this indie film movement generally features characters in a post-college malaise struggling their way to adulthood. These are certainly not plot driven films, but movies that rely on character relatability and offbeat humor. If you've seen the works of the Duplass Brothers, Lynn Shelton, and Kelly Reichardt (although she tends to be more serious) among others--you've got a good sense about whether these films appeal to you or not. Craig Johnson's winning and very funny "True Adolescents" fits squarely into that niche. So if you hated other examples of this genre (Puffy Chair, Humpday, Cyrus), this may not be for you. I, however, was taken completely by surprise by how positively I reacted to this movie!

Our slacker hero is played by Mark Duplass in perhaps his most well rounded role. A struggling musician at 34, he is left homeless when his current relationship comes to a conclusion. Moving in with his Aunt (Melissa Leo), he does everything he can to avoid responsibility as he waits for a big record deal to materialize. Taking his fourteen year old cousin and his best friend on a camping trip just might be the unlikely catalyst to jumpstart a path to grown-up living. The threesome starts out non-communicative, push through to confrontational, and move on to unexpected bonding. The trip takes a few twists and turns both harrowing and hilarious, but always maintains a hard-edged heart. That's an element I really appreciated, the film maintains a realistic feel by never succumbing to overt melodrama or grandstanding.

Duplass is terrific and I thought the screenplay was witty and authentic.
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