It’s another Thursday, which means another entry to Wandering Through the Shelves’ Movie Meme! There’s still one theme left for the year so it’s never too late to head over her site and join in the fun! This week’s theme probably has the most choices in movies, and a topic that doesn’t seem to be getting old: coming of age movies. Here are my picks for this week:
Coming of age movies usually consist of children realizing the pain of the world, but in this case, it’s a man-child realizing that he must be the grown up when he ‘befriends’ a kid. This was one of Nicholas Hoult’s early works (and you have to question why he isn’t as big of a name now), and Hugh Grant nails the man-child character easily. This one is in need of a re-watch even if there is a show based on it already.
Stoker was my absolute favorite movie from last year. The chemistry between Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode was eerily strange yet they were in sync. It definitely borrows style and tactic from other influences, but they all work together to tell the story behind Charlie Stoker (Goode) when he suddenly shows up in India’s (Wasikowska) life.
Now Submarine definitely has its charms, especially stemming from Craig Roberts, who plays the main character. Not only does he deal with his somewhat blooming romance (and the woes that go with it), but he’s also busy dealing with the shatters of his parents’ marriage, especially when an ex-boyfriend of her mother’s move next door.