Monday, April 25, 2011

According to Greta

According to Greta
Distributed by Ancho Bay Films
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2010]

Plot Description:
            Greta’s life hasn’t been easy for a long time.  Her mother cares more about Greta’s stepfather than about Greta.  She can’t decide what to after high school, or even if life is worth living anymore.  But during a summer spent with her grandparents, spent broadening her horizons and breaking down the barriers she has built up, she learns that perhaps family and relationships really aren’t a bad thing and tries to fix the ones she has left. 

            Overall a good movie.  Greta, played by Hilary Duff, is a headstrong character who thinks she knows everything she needs to know, but in typical teenage fashion really has no idea.  Her seemingly brazen attitude and desire to rebel masks a lifetime of insecurities that she is forced to face by the end of the movie, as she struggles with the consequences her actions have not only for her but those she cares about.  A good movie for older tweens, but younger tweens probably will not enjoy it as much for its older content.

Genre: Fiction

Viewing Age: 8th-9th Grade

Similar Movies: Cinderella Story, Ella Enchanted

Reader’s Advisory:
Personal thoughts- A good movie about teenage angst
Subjects/themes- Depression, Suicide, Relationships, Growing Up
Character names/descriptions-
            Greta- 17 year old struggling with depression
Julie- the boy she begins a relationship with who helps her realize that life is worth living
Annotation: Sometimes life is worth living.

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