If you need a good movie, consider these “coming of age” stories. Some are fun, some are sad, all are entertaining.
My Favorite Films, by Rich Paschall
We all have to grow up and learn the lessons of life. Some are fun. Some are work. Some are terrifying. Nevertheless, it takes time and experience to bring a person to maturity. Many films show these various aspects of growing up. The movie may be a Risky Business or capture 400 Blows. They can introduce you to Harold and Maude or perhaps to Willie Wonka. You may find a birthday of Sixteen Candles while you are Pretty in Pink. You may even find a Rebel Without A Cause.
As a boy, a teenager and even as a young man I would identify with the younger heroes of the story, whether they were the lead character or not. When I saw Swiss Family Robinson, I was more interested in the young son’s adventure (James MacArthur) than the parents who were trying to protect themselves while stranded…
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