End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday March 16, 2022 (Episode #239)

This week on End Credits, we’re growing up! Not really. In fact you could say that we’re embracing the kid stuff given the fact that this week’s review is fresh out of the Disney/Pixar myth-making machine. We’re going to review Turning Red on Disney+, and along with that we will talk about some of our favourite coming-of-age movies that you can stream in other places.

This Wednesday, March 16, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:

Growing Up is Hard to Do! No, seriously. The coming-of-age story is a universal trope in literature and film, but since we’re a movie show, we’re going to focus on the latter. Before diving into Turning Red, we’ll talk about other movies about the pains of growing up, from tales of loss and heartbreak to drug dealing and bloodletting, and from trips out west to starting your own band at home, we will consider the perils (and rewards?) of becoming an adult.

REVIEW: Turning Red (2022). Growing up can be rough, but at least you didn’t turn into a giant red panda! This is the family curse (gift?) that affects young Mei Lee in Turning Red, the new Toronto-set Pixar movie from Oscar-winner Domee Shi. The film plays into the universal, and universally painful, experience of transitioning from childhood to teenager, but it does so through the specific point of view of a Chinese-Canadian girl in the 6ix and with a lot of great humour and pathos. But seriously, how good is Pixar’s latest entry in the coming of age genre?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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