Misery loves youth, or something

August 22, 2014 at 9:44 am (The Movie I'm not Seeing this Weekend) (, , )

When I was a kid, I remember just loving the young adult section of the local library. Specifically, the tragedies, or almost-tragedies, which almost always had titles like, “Six Months to Live,” or “I Want to Live” or “Please Don’t Let Me Die Now, God!” (Note: Only one of these titles is probably made up.)

Ha! Yes, it was the version with THIS EXACT COVER.

Ha! Yes, it was the version with THIS EXACT COVER.

So it looks like fifth-grade me has a ton of disposable income, because, holy cow, looking at all the depressing teen movies we’ve had lately: The Hunger Games? Filled with child death. The Fault in Our Stars? It’s about cancer patients who are teenagers. If I Stay?

Not the same thing as this, at all.

Not the same thing as this, at all.

If I Stay? Wait, what the hebubba is that about?

Well, it’s about a teen girl who — get this — is in a COMA! So she’s practically dead ALL ALONG. Man, fifth-grade me would love this book and this movie and would probably also love the love interest, teen-boy-who-is-a-rock-musician and is probably super-sensitive and kind. Fifth-grade me would think THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER.

"I wish I was in a coma too." -- fifth-grade me

“I wish I was in a coma too.” — fifth-grade me

Gods, fifth-grade me. You sucked.

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2 Comments

  1. brikhaus said,

    The “dead the whole time” thing is becoming its own genre, what with this thing, Missing William, The Sixth Sense, and probably more.

    • lokifire said,

      The Dead is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!
      … Eh, that doesn’t really work, does it….

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