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First things first… what was our reaction after screening the Teen Spirit movie? Pleasantly surprised is the answer.
The story of ‘Violet’ played by Elle Fanning, a shy teen girl with musical aspirations living in a small British town, becomes much more in-depth than assumed by the movie trailers. I believe the audience goes into the film thinking it’s going to be a longer version of American Idol or some sort of talent show and you’re quickly drawn into her personality, struggle, plot twists and more important, her stressed situation with her single mom. Her story collides with that of an opera singer turned unemployed alcoholic and carries the audience into the world of talent auditions and potentially lucrative music deals with a side story of European cultures and fantastic music.
Our teen (and mom!) movie reviewer team actually really connected with the film’s music and we particularly liked the almost documentary styled cinematography and movie making style.
Check out the video below for more observations and be sure to see Teen Spirit with your older kids, it’s a great conversation starter. And we have an exciting movie ticket giveaway to get you to the movies for free! See below!
Cristy is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning marketing, media and communications practitioner and social media influencer with more than 20 years experience and specialization in Hispanic and multicultural community initiatives and digital content marketing.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, she realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.