10 March 2014 | coley-yoga
Teenagers embracing their identities and passions
"Death to Prom" is a tale of modern teenagers making the best of their high school years by embracing their identities and their passions. Frankie and Rene are comfortable with who they are and don't feel the need to conform to with other students, so when a popular soccer player infiltrates their practically perfect duo their boat is more than a little rocked.
This Minnesota-based film was actually filmed in Minnesota which made the movie extra spectacular. Far from Fargo and East-Jesus No Where, Minneapolis makes strong appearances boasting its quality scenery from tower tops to store fronts and of course, the city skyline. The smooth transitions from scene to scene and beautiful soundtrack enhanced the story-line.
"Unexplainable Stories" by Cloud Cult supported Sasha upon his entrance to talk to Frankie at the flower shop and built hopeful suspense for the audience. "Death to Prom" accurately reflects the awkwardness of the teenage years with minimal use of technology so those of us who survived teenage years without social media outlets (thank goodness) can relate.
If you are a teenager or were a teenager, see this film. Although I don't want to go back in time, I do wish I lived my high-school life a little more Frankie and Rene-style.
If you ever wanted to get a hug from the big screen, here is your chance: it is currently playing at the theater in the Mall of America. Leave the film feeling warm & fuzzy, loved, and hugged.