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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a person's journey from childhood or adolescence to adulthood.


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  • HPFacebookVoteV2. init (312192, 'Movie review: An Education', 'As coming-of-age films go, An Education is one of the better ones - and one of the few that doesn\'t equate \ "coming-of-age\" with \ "horny teen boy, \" past or present.

    Marshall Fine: Movie review: An Education

  • Beth Emet also runs a religious school for older children and youth, educating them in Hebrew and preparing them for the coming-of-age ceremony called Bar/Bat Mitzvah, as well as a youth group whose main focus is social.

    American Grace

  • Centered on a flighty young braggart named Percy, who learns honor and steadfastness while rescuing his mom from a villain, battling the monster Medusa and resisting the corruption of a war-ravaged culture, the musical is a coming-of-age tale that speaks of integrity, redemption and social healing.

    Theater review: 'Perseus Bayou' at Imagination Stage

  • It's not because this coming-of-age memoir isn't well-written (it is) or lacks inspiration (Barcott kicks us in the pants) or, as it moves from middle-class Rhode Island to the shantytowns of Kenya and into the trenches of Iraq, that it isn't timely, relevant, and critically important (yes, yes and oh boy, yes).

    Greg Barrett: Marine's Memoir Commands Our Attention -- And Personal Investment

  • In town to promote their new film "Lymelife" -- a coming-of-age story set in 1970's Long Island -- stars Jill Hennessy and Emma Roberts were happy to partake in our burgeoning MTV News Sundance Photo Booth series.

    Sundance Photo Booth: Jill Hennessy And Emma Roberts » MTV Movies Blog

  • His 1991 "A Brighter Summer Day," which opens Friday for a landmark American theatrical run, is a richly textured coming-of-age epic set in 1960s Taiwan, based on the real-life conflicts between rival gangs of native Taiwanese youths from families that had resettled from the Chinese mainland in 1949.

    Dreams and Screams

  • I'm all for bringing heart and soul to coming-of-age comedy, and that includes the inevitable sad milestone, but the tone of this episode is all over the place.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • White Is For Witching is a gothic coming-of-age story that deals with life – and death – in a hauntingly beautiful way.

    2009 May « One Size Fits One

  • It has a sad half-million-year-old polymorphous made person named Siob trying to make societies more resilient, and coming-of-age story of a teenager with three bodies on a planet with very different notions of gender, economics, and politics than ours, in the midst of a revolutionary social crisis; so its like two contemporaneous bildungsroman on very different time scales.

    INTERVIEW: Benjamin Rosenbaum

  • The primary stumbling block for me in reading YA fiction is the overwhelming dominance of the coming-of-age theme.

    REVIEW: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman


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