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Moonlight & 9 Other Deeply Personal Coming-Of-Age Movies

Moonlight & 9 Other Deeply Personal Coming-Of-Age Movies

Not every coming-of-age movie needs to be autobiographical or even semi-autobiographical to be successful, but the entries in this genre are a lot more effective when the filmmakers aren’t afraid to put their own personality and experiences into the story and characters.

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Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning masterpiece Moonlight is a prime example of a deeply personal coming-of-age movie that incorporates elements of the director’s own life. The movie is based on an unproduced play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who based the story on his experiences with his drug-addicted mother. Jenkins connected to this story because his own mother was an addict.

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