Two ways to make a teen movie

(1) Teen coming off age, pushed into a new environment, surviving in different ways. Lots of M&B elements. Watch Mean Girls, if you want to know. Proto-typical movie structure, but comical and fun to watch. It is the story about a home educated girl, joining main stream school in America. Fun, and it feels like a movie

(2) The real serious take on teenlife. The ones that immly come to my mind are Basketball Diaries or Thirteen. Thirteen is a MUST WATCH. It was written and acted in by a 16 year old on her true life experiences of growing up in the harsh world. It was just unbelievable. Didn’t feel like a movie. You probably wouldnt want your child to “do the teens” in the US after watching such movies.