By Teens, For Teens – Around the World in 80 Days & Coming of Age Movies

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell

Welcome back for our latest installment of By Teens, For Teens! This week is for our movie lovers! Max K., age 15 shares his review of the 2004 updated classic Around the World in 80 Days. Following that, we have a recommended movies list for teens looking for great coming of age stories. This one was created by David G., age 14. Enjoy!

Movie Review:

Around the World in 80 Days (2004) directed by Frank Coraci

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The film Around the World in 80 Days is an adventure comedy full of countless action. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by the one and only Jules Verne. In the film, a man named Phileas Fogg (played by Steve Coogan) goes on a journey with his valet Passepartout (played by Jackie Chan) and a woman named Aouda (played by Cecile de France) to travel the world in only eighty days after agreeing to a bet. While the movie has many differences from the novel, it is one that I recommend watching for any viewer. The film is one that I enjoyed!








Recommended Movies:

Booksmart (2019) directed by Olivia Wilde

Lady Bird (2017) directed by Greta Gerwig

Eighth Grade (2018) directed by Scott Rudin

The Edge of Seventeen (2016) directed by Kelly Fremon

Good Boys (2019) directed by Gene Stupnitsky

Juno (2007) directed by Jason Reitman

Boyhood (2014) directed by Richard Linklater

Call Me By Your Name (2017) directed by Luca Guadagnino

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Jennifer Deuell

Jenn Deuell is a Librarian with Richmond Public Library. She is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in Richmond for long enough that she now considers it home. She loves all things YA and can usually be found curled up at home with a good book (rainy day or not). Her other hobbies include traveling and spending time with family, including her husband, daughter Hannah, and two rescued pit bulls. For YA reading recommendations from Jenn, visit Bookologist.

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