Directed by Max Minghella. With Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe, Zlatko Buric. Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.
Elle Fanning looks like she’s constantly on the edge of crying for the entire film, justifiably so, considering the plot points. That’s not to say that there are horrible things going on, this is actually an enjoyable film that didn’t turn out to be the bad film that the trailer suggested it might have been.