Last night the movie Waiting… was on TV – I’m shocked that I hadn’t seen this movie before cause I LOVE these kind of movies!
I guess they are most commonly referred to as ‘Coming of Age’ Movies; they sit somewhere between stoner and romantic comedy, are overloaded with sexual innuendo (cumming of age movies? oh I’m so funny), are often more than a little gross & obscene stories of American highschool or college kids with issues.
I’m thinking these kind of movies originated in the 80s with Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club and evolved into the 90s with Clerks/Mallrats before coming into their own when American Pie was released in 1999, then Road Trip in 2000 and so began the avalanche of shallow, cheap laugh inducing dedications to youth culture (including some very dubious sequels, spin-offs & spoofs which I’m less inclined to speak of) .
Anyway, now I’m inspired to have a coming of age movie marathon with the must haves on my list obviously being Clerks, Road Trip & American Pie also Can’t Hardly Wait, Van Wilder, Euro Trip and The New Guy – but I need more!! So your suggestions would be much appreciated =)
I do recommend Waiting.. by the way; I am swear they based Naomi on me. D