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What movies deal with the transition from college to adulthood?

I'm looking for films that deal with this transition. Figure early to mid 20's to adult hood, not necessarily collegiate transitions. What is out there in this vein?

I guess films that are of the "Slacker" generation. Slacker's at the top of the list. The others I can think of:

Kicking and Screaming
Reality Bites
5 Easy Pieces(more the transition from mid 20's to adult hood)
Clerks
Breaking Away


What else?
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Animal House might be one. But I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'slacker', though
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maybe beautiful girls, but more on adulthood...
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Originally posted by RaynMan2019
Animal House might be one. But I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'slacker', though
Hmm.. more a vibe. Gen X ish, for lack of a better term. Slacker I guess would refer to a rather slow or delayed progression from graduation or maturation to becoming a responsible adult. I'm not looking for films where kids graduate and go out there as bushy tailed go-getters. More films where people maybe are enduring a rough or delayed transition. Like the films I mentioned.
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sorry, this should be in movie talk.
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Ah. I would have to do an extensive search...
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sorry, this should be in movie talk.
How many threads are you going to say that in today, jeez
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how bout stand by me but that is more chldhood to young adult. it is a great movie though
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Empire Records kind of sort of fits the bill. Some of the kids were going on to college, but some were growing up that day.
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The Tao of Steve?
High Fidelity?
Wonder Boys?
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Freak Talks About Sex is my favorite movie of this ilk
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Originally posted by onebyone
Empire Records kind of sort of fits the bill. Some of the kids were going on to college, but some were growing up that day.
Actually, I think that they were all still in high school. But some of them were getting ready to go to college . . .
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Originally posted by talemyn
Actually, I think that they were all still in high school. But some of them were getting ready to go to college . . .
Yeah, there was an age range, but a lot seemed to have made that transition on that fateful day, so I thought it kind of fit.

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