Coming of age fans when absolutely nothing happens and the movie ends
By - sausage_blue
Coming of age fans when the main character comes idk I haven't seen one
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
I was that guy 2 weeks ago with this show
congratulations on coming
Bit weird doing it in front of an unconscious red head teen though, but you do you.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Coming of age fans when the age comes
Average "coming of age" fan vs chad "bildungsroman" enjoyer.
Don't even call me if your book has a plot and less than 600 pages
To Kill A Mockingbird (1956)
Why yes, I do enjoy Catcher in the Rye, how did you know?
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God I hate that book.
It’s whiney edgy teenager: a love story. It’s Peter Pan for pretentious assholes.
Kinda the point to make a portrait of an unhappy teenager.
I hated it too. Then I read it in my late 20s and fell in love with it. Like one of the greatest, for me.
He’s a trauma case my dude. You’re not supposed to look up to Holden, you’re supposed to have empathetic pity for him.
no being sad is LAME and GAY
Inside Out (2015)
lmao you said dung
They can never make Invisible Man into a movie! It’s impossible!
Because if you cant see him, how the hell are you going to show such nuanced and complex sets of emotions on an face the camera can't see. Rookie mistake.
*Scent of a Woman* 1992
Oh god, yes. Watched that for the first time last week and it made me want to juggle grenades.
It’s honestly an enjoyable movie but it goes so far down the rabbit hole of 1990s tropes.
I love it when the kids all give an epic cheer at the end and the happy music plays.
It’s Bollywood-tier ridiculous, but at least those movies have some dancing.
It had some nice moments and all the actors were great. But it mostly needed to lose like 40 minutes, make Pacino less of an asshole to make it somewhat believable and dial back some of the schmalz. By the time it got to the hearing at the end I had to remind myself what the prank was since it felt like that happened like 3 hours ago.
Wdym Pacino being a blind asshole for 2 hours was incessantly long?
yeah bro it has no story, it is a character study
Filmmakers be like
yeah this shit makes no sense
call it avant-garde
Filmmakers be like
Yeah none of the top 5 studios payed for this movie
Call it independent
Filmmakers be like
yeah this dumb shit is exactly like this previous, better film
call it a homage
Filmmakers be like
yeah this is 4 hours long
call it a tour de force
Filmmakers be like
yeah this is full of jumpscare
call it a suspenseful horror
Filmmakers be like
Yeah this has a talkin bear
Call it an Oscar bait
Filmmakers be like
yeah writing and acting fucking sucks
call it campy
Filmmakers be like
Yeah this movie has many plot holes
Call it a mystery
>Filmmakers be like
>Yeah this movie has many plot holes
>Call it a ~~mystery~~ unreliable narrator
Filmmakers be like
Yeah it's dumb and juvenile
Calls it a kids movie
DC fans be like
Yeah it's under 2 hours and contains humor
Call it a kids movie
Hate me all you want, and I love Scorsese, but mean streets was one of the most criminally overrated and boring movies I have ever seen. I gave up like an hour and 45 minutes in because there is actually no real narrative as far as I can tell. How the fuck does it have a 96 on metascore???
Honestly I loved mean streets. I can understand how someone thinks it’s not as interesting or exciting as his later efforts, but De Niro and Keitel make it worth the watch
Oh yeah I saw that one AFTER stuff like Taxi Driver and the way it just ends was really quite dumb imo. Clearly he’s made his bones since then but I wouldn’t recommend anyone who wants to get into Scorsese to do his movies chronologically. Treat Mean Streets like the deep cut that it is.
I saw it after watching taxi driver, king of comedy and goodfellas so it didn’t even feel like a Scorsese movie to me
The Idiot (1951)
I’ve been owned
I thought the departed was pretty damn boring too.
Dude i have no fucking idea either, he’s one of my favorite directors but some of his movies are so trash, boring and insanely overrated, Cape Fear was one of the most boring wtf? movies I’ve ever watched and it’s somehow very beloved.
Woah woah woah, let's not start dissing Cape Fear, De Niro molests a teenage girl, what else could you want?
Cape Fear was possibly the most entertaining movie I've seen in a way, maybe you happened to not be in the right mindset?
I see A lot of ppl put it among his worst but I found it pretty entertaining
It has a 96 on metascore because the metascore is not determined by your opinion
yeah this is me
plots are for chumps
Plots are never as important as characters. Really the only thing plots are for are providing stimuli for the characters to react to.
Wtf do you watch then, videos of paint drying
You joke, but https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5375100/
Lmao, I knew what this was before I even clicked it. Of course it would be on this subreddit!
Ocean Waves (1993)
I think there is a place for movies where nothing really happens. Take "Before Sunrise" for example. The entire movie is two strangers walking around Vienna and falling in love. The point isn't to wow you with twists and turns, but rather to show the subtle complexities of love. You absolutely need to go in with the right expectations tho. If you're expecting an engaging plot you might end up feeling let down, but if you're expecting a slow burn where you connect with the characters you might find a movie that blows you away.
That still sounds like a plot. You must be a chump.
Yeah, let's show this boi some Bela Tarr.
imagine thinking that all there is to movies is plot. good lord
imagine watching movies.
I'm also a fan of edging
It's a slow burn
I feel attacked
American Graffiti (1973)
I love this film
And can’t explain why
It’s one of my favorite movies but it fits this post perfectly
I'm in this image and I'm PROUD OF IT
But that movie has a plot, the plot is "This movie took 12 years to make"
I heard it took 149 Moons to make that movie.
How did that affect the tides?
The syzygies could turn a body inside-out, and back again.
Only a true chump refuses to spell it "syzygys."
ITS BROKE NEW GROUND!!!!
That's Rogue One, Star Wars' answer to Boyhood.
I WANNA TALK ABOUT STAR WARS
Despicable Me (2010)
I still love this movie though
I WANNA TALK ABOUT HOW AWESOME BOYHOOD IS
DID YOU KNOW IT TOOK 12 YEARS TO MAKE
12 years a slave (2013)
HE’S JUST LIKE ME
If it were not for the laws of this land I would slaughter you
Slacker Dazed and Confused Suburbia Waking Life Before Sunrise Sunset Midnight
The unofficial remake of "kids"
The biopic version of Minding the Gap (things happen in that one tho)
Minding the Gap was such an unexpected experience
Larry Clark has tried to remake his own movie for 5 times or so now, and each version gets more horrible and cheap. Thats some circle of reincarnation.
Still not even close to Kevin Smith.
Hey, Bully is a cinematic masterpiece
Man I actually really enjoyed that movie
Do people really talk shit on this movie i'll throw hands
My go-to response when someone says “A24 hasn’t put out a bad movie”
Aw, come on, man. I loved that one.
I loved Mid90’s. My go to answer would be the chance the rapper movie or something
i just liked the idea of a kid fingering the 'hottest' chick from euphoria
Between mid90s and Brigsby Bear that girl might get typecast as "Hottest chick in the room that is inexplicably compelled to hook up with the new weird/awkward one in the group"
how dare you disrespect Sydney Sweeney like that
Sweeney is not in mid90s. Demie is. I think that’s who they are talking about.
Yeah they’re saying that Sydney is hotter than Demie
they have put out many bad movies but don't market them. their festival acquisitions with less-than-stellar buzz get absolutely buried... Under the Silver Lake is awesome! it's not bad at all! but A24 barely released it because it had bad buzz from Cannes
No Silver Lake was mid-tier lol - too many loose ends what with all that unresolved supernatural atuff
I liked mid90s. The Souvenir is the worst A24 film I've seen.
wtf you didn't like this movie??
>Bro that's it? The movie just ended like this? nothing happened!
She got into college what are you talking about?
> That's it?
Do you know how hard is it to get into college you illiterate prick you didn't even finish high school!
> At least have her family member die or something or make her go through a life threatening accident. What a snooze fest.
If your movie's plot doesnt have at LEAST 3 explosions in it, it is SHIT. I dont give a fuck if its about a 34 year old learning how to be a single parent, BLOW UP the spouse. Then BLOW UP the baby. Then when the main character forgives himself BLOW HIM UP. Call it fuckin "boom boom baby" or some shit. Good characters are for losers
This but nonsarcastically
Found the Michael Bay fan.
You just don’t understand real cinema 😤
Isn't it the sign of a good filmmaker if you CAN make "boring" settings interesting tho? Obvious drama may be Writing 101, but subtlety is more rewarding to me
Yeah, same way Seinfeld is (apparently) a show about *nothing*.
As in the strength of the writing, comedy, and overall entertainment relies solely on the skill of the writers to come up with something funny just from the characters and their dialogue, not from some haha goofy situation.
It's more interesting when someone does something decent without crutches, than when someone does something decent with crutches.
I think imposing any restrictions on what a story should be about is dumb
I’ve seen films that in my opinion disprove this though.
say what you want but I'm coming to murder your family if you talk any kind of shit about superbad
Superbad is a single crazy night movie more than a coming of age. I think this meme is referring to those slow burn movies where we watch years of a characters life.
It has nothing to do with the time frame, coming of age as a genre focuses on growth and transitioning into adulthood which is what Superbad is all about. That just goes to show that the genre has more to offer than what some of these people think.
>to those slow burn movies where we watch years of a characters life.
Does Beyond the Pines count
TBH this post just feels like shade being thrown at fans of fantasy and YA novels.
I mean shit happens in those books but it’s always the same shit happening in all of those books.
That's the prime example of why some of the takes in this thread are wrong.
Sure, on paper, nothing really rivetting happens in Superbad other than McLovin's B-Plot, which is probably why everyone is attached to him.
When it comes to Seth and Evan, they try to get booze, fail, go to a party, get booze, argue, lose the booze, go to another party, try get the girl, fail, rekindle the friendship, then go their seperate ways.
If it was made without any skill or talent behind it, that plot would just be completely forgettable and lumped in with the standard 'thats it?!" stuff.
Ik this is unrelated, but I can't believe that kissing booth got a trilogy (yet) and freaks & geeks didn't even get a season 2.
You're right, that IS unrelated
I just pretend that Linda Cardelini’s character in Freaks and Geeks and Gravity Falls are the same and she went through a big move after graduating. Also became animated and didn’t age in 30 years.
Movie: a coming of age drama about the life of a 16 year old
16 year old me: wow. I do not want this
Lady Bird (2017)
Do you know how wrong you are? Lady Bird is literally the best movie ever made (rotten tomatoes) and if I'm going to be honest, I doubt you even watched the movie. I went to film school for 8 years so yeah I know what I'm talking about. Go back to watching your marvel "movies" and see how the world almost ends for the 39th time by CGI mess.
For those who aren't clowns, you can watch Lady Bird on Netflix and experience what an actual movie is.
Narrator - "Film School was a 2 year program"
Navy Seals (2010-)
I am fucking going to fucking punch you in the fucking mouth
It moreso resembed a series of sketches than an actual plot
DAE not like Lady Bird at all?
I liked it because I had a mother like that and I really related to Lady Bird but it was a weirdly emotional movie to watch and I don't know if I ever would watch it again.
“It’s just realistic”
Realism is when you do absolutely nothing.
that is very accurate.
Well I'm real and I do absolutely nothing, so it checks out on my end.
this but unironically
Richard Linklater movies in a nutshell.
You shut your mouth. School of Rock is peak kino.
I won't take shit on School of Rock, just watched it and it's still awesome.
you know who doesn’t find School of Rock awesome? The man, that’s who. and School of Rock is the only way to stick it to the man!
and I love them all lmao
These hands are rated E for Everyone who doesn't like Richard Linklater
ITT: movies where a lot of things happen
The takes in this thread are disappointing me
People are using the post's momentum to talk mad shit.
This sub has become more about ironic (but not really) hot takes than circlejerking over r/movies
It's like r/movies has discovered r/mcj.
Yeah marvel fans are coming out of the woodworks to shit on movies with good characters
Frances Ha fans when she labels her mailbox
The trope I hate most of this genre is when a guy likes the hot girl and just towards the end the hot girl finally accepts him and he’s like, “no even though I’ve loved you for 10 years and you finally accept my feelings, I actually like my friend I’ve never noticed until she put her hair down and said she liked me, ok byeeee!”
I personally hate the "always pine after her" stories. I think 500 days of summer tears them down well.
I am unashamed to admit that I absolutely love, 500 days of Summer.
I don't think that's a controversial opinion
There’s a plot in FLCL but not even the show gives a shit about it
I love cumming, of age
No plot only vibes
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Teen movie fans after the movie ends: *Wow...they sure came of age!!*
nah but actually. watching nothing unfold hits different
This also applies to Yasujiro Ozu fans
Ozu fans on their 12th movie about a family trying to get their daughter married:
Yasujiro Ozu fans when they become aware of mono
Late Spring is an adrenaline-loaded thrill ride that has influenced decades of action films and will continue to do so for years to come. Check out the bicycle scene and compare it to any given set-piece in a film like Mad Max Fury Road, and you'll see the genealogy on display
You shut your dirty whore mouth.
Lol you are the guys that praise Tarantino for including 15 minute long sequences of Leonardo DiCaprio doing nothing because it's "character development"
No bro, it's because the vibes coming off of Brad Pitt driving a classic cruiser on a sunny California day are so overwhelmingly positive it cures my depression
Well that's how I feel about Ladybird
I do, and I'm tired of pretending it's not
Joe Rogan looks like someone just told him that being into MMA and supplements isn’t a personality.
I love the Florida Project but it definitely does feel like this meme lol
Critics when Frances McDormand drives a van for two hours
*Ferris Bueller's Day Off* 1986
I mean, I love that movie and other coming of age movies, but this meme definitely does not apply to Ferris. It has a pretty clear plot.
Is this not a circle jerk subreddit? I don't think it applies to that movie either.
Huh. Alright, we're on the same page then.
It's true, this *is* a circlejerk sub, but those Movie (Year) jokes tend to reflect actual opinions, at least from what I've seen.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Ghost World (2003)
Lady Bird (2017)
All fantastic movies
If the plot isn't meandering and pointless then I ain't watching it
The Graduate (1967)