REVIEW: There’s nothing else like Teen Spirit


Nearly a third through 2019, it’s safe to say Teen Spirit will land among the most stunning of the year.

This Cinderella-esque take on a young girl who joins a singing competition against her mother’s wishes is a gem of a film.

Elle Fanning has long been more interesting and dynamic than not only her older sister Dakota, but most young actresses working today.

She is nothing short of incredible here, with a vocal prowess and an understated, vulnerable performance that will hit all the right notes.

The more her character Violet comes out of her shell, the more invested we become in the story.

Writer-director Max Minghella — known for his performance in The Handmaid’s Tale — is behind the camera for the first time here, but shows sheer promise.

It’s a wonderful, pop-fueled film that’ll keep your toes tapping and your heart open.

4/5 Stars


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