Movie critique

Spring 2020 – Psychology of Adolescence (PSY-321-01E)

Students must complete a 2-3 page typed adolescent movie critique. Students must watch a movie on their own time. They must first approve the movie with the instructor. Specific details are included later in the syllabus and are posted on myLeo Online (D2L). All work must be turned in on myLeo Online (D2L) prior to the start of class on the day that it is due. SLO 1, 2, 4

Adolescent Classic Movie Critique Criteria

1.              Total Length – (2-3) typed double spaced pages

a.     Include APA formatted Title Page

2.              The content of the movie critique must include the following   


a.     Summary of the movie – (this is your summary, not the description on the movie case)

b.     How is the movie related to a topic or topics covered in class?  Make explicit linkages.

c.     How are adolescents portrayed in the movie?  Consider the movie’s timeframe.  Are adolescent portrayals realistic?

d.     What research questions (must have 2) can be developed from viewing the movie?

e.     Conclusions and personal reactions

NOTE: Consider that each section takes about a half of page; so the total page length is 2.5 – 3 typed and doubled spaced pages.

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