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The Exchange

Set in the 1980s, the film follows a socially awkward but highly enterprising teenager who decides to acquire a “mail order best friend”; a sophisticated exchange student from France.

Big Time Adolescence

Story of a teenage boy coming of age in his dull suburban town under the destructive guidance of his best friend, a charismatic college dropout.

Departures

The story centers on Skye (Williams), a spirited teenager with a terminal illness who befriends Calvin (Butterfield), a 19-year-old hypochondriac working as a baggage handler at the local airport. Calvin helps Skye carry out her eccentric “bucket list” of things to do before she dies. In the process, he learns to confront and conquer his own fears, including falling in love with Izzy (Dobrev).

The Wilderness of James

The film takes place in Portland and is the coming of age story about a young boy dealing with absence of his father.