True Adolescents

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"Get Lost."
  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.1  (776)
  • 57

True Adolescents is a 2009 comedy-drama film directed by Craig Johnson and starring Mark Duplass, Bret Loehr, and Carr Thompson. The film tells the story of Sam, an aging slacker who finds himself forced to grow up when he takes his teenage nephew and his friend on a camping trip. Sam is a struggling musician whose career has never taken off, and whose love life is non-existent. When his sister contacts him out of desperation to take her son, Oliver, on a camping trip, Sam sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with the boy and show him some of the things he loves about the outdoors. Along for the trip is Oliver's best friend, Jake. The three of them set out on the adventure with little knowledge of what they're getting into.

As they journey into the wilderness, the group encounters a series of obstacles, forcing them to rely on each other in ways they never have before. Along the way, Sam is forced to confront his own shortcomings and insecurities, while Oliver and Jake begin to understand what it means to become a man.

The film is a coming-of-age story, not just for its teenage characters, but also for Sam, who is finally forced to grow up and take responsibility for someone other than himself. The film explores themes of family, friendship, and self-discovery, as well as the difficulties of navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of adolescence.

Mark Duplass delivers a standout performance as Sam, bringing a depth and vulnerability to the character that makes him both likable and relatable. Bret Loehr and Carr Thompson also turn in strong performances as Oliver and Jake, respectively, bringing a sense of authenticity to their teenage characters.

Overall, True Adolescents is a well-crafted and engaging film that balances humor and heart with an unexpected depth. Johnson's direction keeps the film moving at a steady pace, and the screenplay by Johnson and Duplass is both witty and emotionally resonant. The film's beautiful Pacific Northwest scenery also adds an element of visual interest, making for a truly enjoyable viewing experience.

In the end, True Adolescents is a film that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world or come to terms with their own limitations. It is a film about courage, growth, and the importance of forging meaningful connections with those around us.

True Adolescents is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 57.

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    6.1  (776)
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