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About the Movie
Teenagers didn’t always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn’t matter – this was a new idea of how people come of age. They were all “Teenagers.”
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 63
- Fresh: 48
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It settles for interesting when it might have been insightful.
Fresh: Director Matt Wolf uses startling archival footage to capture the rise of pre-Elvis youth culture as the defining surge of the 20th century.
Fresh: A feat of both editing and blurring-of-the-edges nonfiction technique.
Fresh: As Wolf traces youth culture from 1904 through the atomic blasts ending World War II - from factory drudges to sacrificed soldiers - he gives form to a ghost in the machine of the modern nation.