Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

28 May 2011

The Briefest of Reviews from 1973

This poster is for a movie called The House on Chelouche Street, which I thought was good. I didn't love it, though, and one of the reasons I didn't love it was that it is a coming-of-age story about a fifteen-year-old boy. I think that I might be losing patience with coming-of-age narratives, or at least coming-of-age narratives that deal with young people with very little self awareness. The main character of this film is so young that I found it hard to identify. It's not that I'm exclusively interested in films about adults, now, but films about young people have been difficult for me to drop into these days.