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This making-of-a-star drama is old-fashioned and corny, and not in a good way.
What's so brave and exciting about Max Minghella's directorial debut is that it refuses to compromise on either end, a sweet pop spectacle at once both proudly generic and unafraid to be itself.
Knows how to add gloss without losing emotion.
A movie that's formulaic in every detail but that passes off its particular cute brand of British Isles whimsy as a vaguely high-toned signifier of "authenticity."
Taken all together, the music video portions of the film - outstanding on their own - are dragged down by the story to create something that's fun to watch on a Saturday afternoon, but ultimately, Teen Spirit is not all that insightful.
Elle Fanning shines in Teen Spirit, a stylized exploration of the music industry. [Full review in Spanish]
Pity about Teen Spirit, since it opens so well.
Led by a standout performance from Elle Fanning as a musical sensation, Teen Spirit is a crowd-pleasing directorial debut forMax Minghella.
Teen Spirit is a celebration of candid energy and the cookie-cutter charm of a very specific dream-making machine.
Fanning is engaging - I'm low-key annoyed that on top of everything else, she can also sing - but the scene stealer here is Zlatko Buric, as the drunken fan who becomes her (surprisingly effective) manager.
Teen Spirit won't change your world but it will give it some light for 90 minutes, and in dark times, there's an immense appeal to a simple story of a girl who loves pop music.
A curiously unsatisfying experience.
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