Only The Young

2012

Only The Young

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ONLY THE YOUNG follows the story of three teenagers that live in a small desert town in Southern California - a town dominated by foreclosed homes and underpasses, unfilled swimming pools and skate parks. These kids must find things to do in a place that offers nothing - yet in the course of observing their day-to-day lives, we see them discover friendship, first love, heartbreak, and what it means to be young. Tippet and Mims' delicate, ethereal filmmaking and ONLY THE YOUNG's innocent yet rebellious subjects collectively embody the very essence of adolescence. (c) Oscilloscope

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  • An elegant capture of the most elusive story of all: the awkward but nevertheless intense friendship between boys.

    Jul 23, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The helmers find consistently invigorating camera angles and a smooth editing scheme, despite what was surely a raft of footage.

    Jan 22, 2013

    Robert Koehler

    Variety
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  • A charming, aimless film about the aimless. It plays like a nuanced MTV reality show (an oxymoron, perhaps, but you get the idea).

    Jan 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Co-directors Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims show genuine affection for their subjects but, despite some evocative visuals, never zero in on an involving structure or narrative.

    Jan 3, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Directors Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet let their subjects meander, and instead unify their movie through tight control of tone, winding up with an elegiac portrait of teen America.

    Dec 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A sketchbook of a documentary filled with adolescent bodies groping, lurching and skateboarding toward burgeoning adulthood.

    Dec 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

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