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Only The Young (2012)

Only The Young (2012)

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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.

July 23, 2013 | Full Review…

If you think one summer in the lives of three skate punks in a sunny Southern California Podunk wouldn't make a fresh, engaging documentary, "Only the Young" is here to prove you wrong.

January 24, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The helmers find consistently invigorating camera angles and a smooth editing scheme, despite what was surely a raft of footage.

January 22, 2013

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

January 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.

January 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.

December 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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