True Adolescents
True Adolescents (2011)

Craig Johnson's poised and poignant first feature follows Sam (Mark Duplass), an, unbeknownst to him, washed-up rocker in the early stages of haggard. Jobless and apartment-less, he crashes with his aunt (a compassionate Melissa Leo) as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 29, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Time and again, "True Adolescents" resists the temptation to succumb to easy melodrama.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

First-time director Craig Johnson hits the ball out of the park in this perceptive slacker-humored but bleak coming-of-age story.

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

Yet another movie about a blinkered man-child reaching the limits of his extended childhood, True Adolescents seems as lazy and mush-brained as its central character.

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Ronnie Scheib

True Adolescents bears the dubious distinction of combining mumblecore's penchant for artistic slackers with Hollywood's celebration of immature slobs.

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Mike Scott

Once it hits its stride, it's oddly compelling stuff.

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Eric D. Snider

While True Adolescents may be typical of its genre, it's a solid, well-made entry, with a few details (like its treatment of sexual identity) that help it stand apart from the pack.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

A not-coming-of-age tale nestled in sardonic slacker humor, first-time writer-director Craig Johnson's True Adolescents effectively essays the costs of postponed adulthood.

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Matt Singer

There's something refreshing about True Adolescents. It feels like mumblecore's inherent immaturity finally coming of age.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Mark Duplass, Bret Loehr, Carr Thompson, Melissa Leo Director: Craig Johnson Summary: Bowing to pressure from his aunt, juvenile-minded,… More