Tag Archives: coming-of-age story

The McConaughey ‘career renaissance’ continues in the excellent Southern drama “Mud”

Matthew McConaughey. A few years ago, that name was synonymous for romantic-comedy “fluff” films such as The Wedding Planner and Failure to Launch. He was pretty much perceived as a “pretty boy” whose prerequisite for a film was to have … Continue reading

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A boy breaks out of his shell and comes of age in the good-hearted dramedy “The Way, Way Back”

  In The Way, Way Back, the writer/director team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (the outlandish dean of TV’s “Community”) deliver a charming coming-of-age story centered on a teenage boy named Duncan (Liam James). Duncan goes away for the … Continue reading

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Ang Lee directs the genuinely moving and visually wondrous “Life of Pi”

In director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, a man named Pi (played as an adult by Irrfan Khan and as a teen by Suraj Sharma) tells the story of how as a teenager he spent 227 days adrift at sea … Continue reading

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