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Iceland Is Best review – quirky coming-of-age indie never takes off

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Here’s yet another quirky indie film with a feisty teenager who longs to get as far away from her birthplace as possible. The setting is a small fishing town in Iceland, egter, which lends an interesting internation...

This Way Up: chaotic coming-of-age black comedy for the over-30s

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For those mourning the Fleabag shaped hole in their hearts, I hereby present to you: This Way Up. Season one of this Bafta-winning show begins with Aine (Aisling Bea, also its screenwriter) checking out of rehab after...

The River review – Jean Renoir’s ethereal coming-of-age romance

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When I first saw Jean Renoir’s 1951 film 15 jare terug, at a retrospective for the director, I found it opaque and elusive, and some of the line readings – from both the children and some of the older cast – seemed sel...

Never Have I Ever: I binged Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age show. I’ve never felt so seen

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The first time I felt seen by pop culture was when I saw Bend It Like Beckham in 2002. Like South Asian teen migrants the world over, I saw my own life reflected in the struggles of Jess, the soccer-playing, tradition...

Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett: ‘It’s a universal coming-of-age impulse to romanticize what you’re not’

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More than a third of Britons watched Dallas during the soap opera’s heyday. With only three TV channels before 1982, there wasn’t much else on. But the massive viewership also implied a nation eager for escapism. “Eas...

What It Feels Like for a Girl by Paris Lees review – ketamine-laced coming-of-age memoir

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Are the early 00s distant enough to be considered a bygone era? If so, journalist Paris Lees’s What It Feels Like for a Girl is a work of archaeology. She drags up the bones of cheesy garage tracks, green backlit Noki...

We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida review – an enigmatic coming-of-age mystery

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As 13-year-olds in 1980s San Francisco, Eulabee and her girlfriends own the streets of their affluent, coastal neighbourhood. Sea Cliff is famed for its unbroken views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and to keep it that wa...

A Colony review – kisses and cliches in tender coming-of-age debut

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This is a gorgeously gentle feature debut by the Canadian film-maker Geneviève Dulude-De Celles: a calm and tender portrait of a shy 12-year-old as she yo-yos between childhood and adolescence. It is beautifully acted...