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Highly Suspect Reviews: Teen Spirit

Teen Spirit Movie Review


No, it’s not the Kurt Cobain biopic (although you’d really think there would be one by now). It’s the directorial debut of actor Max Minghella who is here to tell us the story of a shy Polish girl (Elle Fanning) living in a small European town. She wishes she was singing in front of crowds instead of milking goats (don’t we all). Her chance comes with an American Idolesque show Teen Spirit that is auditioning nearby. Only able to go with the help of a local down-and-out once-celebrated opera singer as her manager, she chases that brass ring. We really love Elle Fanning at Oneofus but were worried this felt more like a vanity project. How does it hold up? Ask Chris and Johnny Neill: they’re ready to serve up their review.


Directed by: Max Minghella

Starring: Elle Fanning, Zlatko Burić, Rebecca Hall, Agnieszka Grochowska, Millie Brady, Olivia Grey, Jordan Stephens

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