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American Teen American Teen

DVD Release Date: December 21, 2008
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking - all involving teens
Canadian Rating: PG for coarse language
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Nanette Burstein

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – An unusually intimate, entertaining and funny examination of the lives of real-life suburban high school students, AMERICAN TEEN arrives on DVD December 21, 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Directed by Academy Award® nominee Nanette Burstein (The Kid Stays In The Picture), the exceptionally well-crafted documentary caused a sensation at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival where the film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and Burstein won the Directing Award.

AMERICAN TEEN reveals absorbing portraits of five quintessential members of the classic teen social groups—the popular princess, the enviable jock, the rowdy rebel, the handsome heartthrob and the introverted geek—through the lives of Indiana teens Megan Krizmanich, Colin Clemens, Hannah Bailey, Mitch Reinholt and Jake Tusing.

Hailed as a “modern day ‘Breakfast Club’ that will make you stand up and cheer” (Ben Lyons, E!) and praised by both critics and audiences alike, AMERICAN TEEN allows viewers to relive the emotional highs and lows of high school and adeptly illustrates both the unique contemporary pressures faced by teens today, as well as the universal challenges faced by teens throughout modern history.


The AMERICAN TEEN DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

  • Pop Quiz: Cast Interviews
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Hannah Blogs
  • Character Trailers
In the U.S., the DVD will be available exclusively for sale at Target and for rent at all major rental locations. It will be for sale or rent at all major retailers in Canada.

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