September was our Nerds Rule edition. Nerds used to be the designated sidekicks and background characters, more and more nerds are taking center stage and are the protagonists of their own movies. Our movie menu featured memorable nerds past and present.
Here were the choices:
And the winner was…
The Edge of Seventeen
R | 1h 44min | 2016
Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Here’s what the teen audience had to say…
FINAL RATING: 7 out of 8 slices
Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Antonio, Sasha, Mumtahina and Bartholomew thought about this coming of age comedy drama.
Choose three words to describe the movie.
Antonio: Love for yourself.
Sasha: Unrealistic, unfinished, cliché.
Mumtahina: Heart-breaking but relatable.
Bartholomew: Immersive, honest, laughable.
What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**
Antonio: The moment Nadine realizes that she has been treating herself bad. It gives a moment for the audience to realize that even at our lowest lows we can find the light in our lives and get back on our feet.
Sasha: My favorite scene was the bonding moment between the teacher and Nadine because I thought it was the most genuine and developed relationship.
Mumtahina: My favorite scene is when Nadine and her brother hug. The scenes leading up to it, with her brother opening up about his problems and she apologizes and opens up about her own views of herself. It shows her growth as a person.
Bartholomew: The beginning scene where the protagonist claims she will commit suicide and the teacher mocks her. I liked it because it was a great movie opener and it was really comical.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?
Antonio: Yes, because it’s a relatable movie and it would make people feel better if they are going through the same situation.
Sasha: I wouldn’t because I think the movie would hit too close to home and not go well.
Mumtahina: Yes, because it captures the feeling of going through teenage years where you hate yourself or you hate everyone else.
Bartholomew: It was a great movie night, the movie really suited the event. Definitely a lot of teenagers can relate to it.
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at teens.artsconnection.org/paam/ Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email Briana, Assistant Teen Programs Manager at
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event.