Trying to stick with a theme within a theme this week as well. Even though things seemed bleak a bit there in the middle, I eventually pulled through. Here are three movies where the juvenile main character, gets in a bit of trouble, but still gets the girl. So you could say, these are movies with law breaking beginnings but with happier endings! Because turns out, I haven’t seen many movies with troubled teens, so I thought I’d spin this week’s theme into something much nicer.
It’s a bitter sweet recommendation this week as the couple, who emerged from this film recently decided to divorce. But still, looking back, it was a match made in heaven both on and off screen for Jenna Dewan (Tatum) and Channing Tatum. As most of you probably know, Tatum’s character Tyler is sentenced to 200 hours of community service after trashing a performing arts school. Though he is introduced as a troubled teen, we soon learn that his passion for dance just might be his way out and his way in… to a girl’s heart. Step Up is definitely one of those sweet romance movies, and it’s a must for all dance lovers.
I might have disliked this one after seeing it, but over the years, looking back, I’ve started to appreciate what Disturbia actually is. This, without a doubt, is an entertaining film. Not necessarily a good one, but at least you will have some fun watching it. Our main character, also Tyler (Shia LeBeouf), is placed under house arrest after attacking his teacher. With his lack of geographical freedom, he starts up quite a weird hobby – observing his neighbours. When he notices the man next door doing some crazy illegal shit, he starts to obsess and the thrill begins. Oh, and there is a girl in the picture too, because.. love is always needed.
This one came to me after a few hours of freaking out that I didn’t have a third recommendation. A Walk to Remember in my mind, is a much sweeter movie than what it starts off with. Landon (Shane West) and his buddies are underage drinking when one of the teens get seriously injured. Landon is forced to do community service, and through that, he notices a girl. She seems immune to his charm, which interests him a lot, and he starts to pursue her. Little does he know that her reason for rejecting him is quite sad and serious. While this movie is more of a tear fest, and more romance, it still shows how a bad boys like Landon can find redemption. We all do stupid things as teenagers, but it’s important to learn from them.
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