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    Teen Spirit (2018)

    PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 19 April 2019 (USA)
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    Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

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    Max Minghella

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    Max Minghella
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    Cast

    Cast overview, first billed only:
    Elle Fanning ... Violet
    Agnieszka Grochowska ... Marla
    Archie Madekwe ... Luke
    Zlatko Buric ... Vlad
    Millie Brady ... Anastasia
    Vivian Oparah ... Kelli
    Ria Zmitrowicz ... Hayley
    Olive Gray ... Lisa
    Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ... Roger
    Charlie Mayhew Charlie Mayhew ... Choreographer
    Marius De Vries ... Marcus
    Elizabeth Berrington ... Lorene
    Noof McEwan ... Bar Manager
    John Locke ... Gary the Bartender
    George Jovanovic ... Receptionist
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    Storyline

    Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

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    Genres:

    Drama | Music

    Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

    Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, and for teen drinking and smoking | See all certifications »
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    Country:

    UK | USA

    Language:

    English

    Release Date:

    19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

    Also Known As:

    Alcanzando tu sue?o See more »

    Filming Locations:

    Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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    Box Office

    Opening Weekend USA:

    $43,620, 14 April 2019, Limited Release

    Gross USA:

    $441,366, 25 April 2019
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    2.39 : 1
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    This is the directorial debut of Max Minghella. See more »

    Soundtracks

    Good Time
    Written by Brian Lee, Matthew Thiessen, Adam Young
    Performed by Elle Fanning, Ruairi O'Connor, Clara Rugaard, The Shades, Fiora Cutler, Sam Stone
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    powerful, genuine and electrifying
    13 November 2018 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

    Open-mic night on the Isle of Wight, singing to her horse and dancing alone in her room, shy 17 year old Violet (Elle Fanning) needs a lot of luck to become the pop star of her dreams. But according to Vlad, the sole person that claps for Violet on open-mic night, luck has nothing to do with her talent. A former opera singer and famous in Croatia, Vlad just might know what he is talking about. With Vlad encouraging Violet to work on her breathing and range of voice, and despite thinly veiled threats from Violet's single mom as well as from competing singers, the odd duo enters a televised musical talent program called Teen Spirit. "Sing from your heart" says Vlad "it's your soul and spirit that people will see." Helpful advice, but a lot of people want to tell Violet what to do and she does not know who to trust.

    Despite a wee bit of predictability, Teen Spirit is powerful, genuine and electrifying. Fanning is ideal for the part. Her moods, alternating from hopeful to despair, are perfectly compatible with her character as well as the ups and downs of the story. The music and singing are wonderful too. "I am dancing on my own, right over here," Violet sings "why can't you see me?!" All I wish for is a little more depth to the dialogue. Seen at the Toronto international film festival.


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