Slip on your toga, strap on your air guitar and get ready to take a trip through 40 years of youth culture on screen with SBS 2's "Young and Wild" movie season.
By
SBS Movies, Presented by
Marc Fennell

27 Sep 2016 - 3:39 PM  UPDATED 18 Oct 2016 - 10:46 AM

Monday 3 October

Animal House

9:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1978
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce
What's it about?
John Landis's classic college jam introduced movie audiences to Saturday Night Live  tornado John Belushi, delivering one of his signature performances. Belushi's John "Bluto" Blutarsky is on hand with dubious party-hard advice as the troublemakers of Delta Tau Chi Fraternity plot to fight that lousy, uptight college Dean's plans to expel them. Time hasn't diminished the movie's raucous energy - nor its pioneering use of togas as the quintessential frat fashion.

Suck Me Shakespeer

11:35pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Germany, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Language: German
Director: Bora Dagtekin
Starring: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann
What's it about?
Rebranded from its just-as-irreverent German title Fuck you, Goethe, Bora Dagtekin's comedy follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed. You can bet his unconventional teaching methods - such as, well, showing up to class with a machine gun - will gain the respect of those hard core brats. 

 

Monday 10 October

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

9:35pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Science Fiction
Language: French, German, Greek, English
Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin
What's it about?
Strange things are afoot at the Circle K. This gleefully dumb comedy practically defined the next 20 years of teen stoner movies, as well as putting our beloved Keanu Reeves into superstar orbit. Two slacker airheads, who are about to fail their history class, are visited by a futuristic George Carlin and given the chance to take an epic trip through time in order to help them ace their final exam. Cue ripped jeans, air guitar, medieval babes and the Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin doing the all-time greatest Joan of Arc (with apologies to Jeanne Falconetti.) 

The French Kissers

11:15pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Riad Sattouf
Starring: Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Noemie Lvovsky
What's it about?
Likened to a French riff on Superbad, Riad Sattouf's fresh and funny breakout hit captures the awkward lust of adolescence with uncanny precision. High schooler Herve and best friend are struggling to make sense of adolescence as they have to deal with the opposite sex, uncooperative parents and the usual rebellious hormones. But the struggle gets trickier for Herve, when he finds himself with an actual girlfriend, Aurore.

 

Monday 17 October

Adventureland

9:30pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Greg Mottola
Starring: Bill Hader, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds
What's it about?
Superbad director Greg Mottola followed up his high school smash with this decidedly chiller - but no less insightful - college-years comedy. It’s summer '87 and life for recent grad James (Jesse Eisenberg) isn't exactly what he expected. Realising he can't afford the dream European tour he's been planning, he's forced to take a dead-end job at a local amusement park - where romance blossoms with coworker Kristen Stewart, in one of her first great post-Twilight performances.

Adventureland Review

Young and Wild

11:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Chile, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish
Director: Marialy Rivas
Starring: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna
What's it about?
Marialy Rivas's bold coming-of-age film won a Grand Jury award at Sundance for its refreshing take on the age-old battle between religious repression and sexuality. Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex, but her lifestyle is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. She dates handsome and pious Tomas, but maybe Antonia, the really cute girl at work, is more her speed. Daniela learns that having it all - sex, love and eternal salvation - is more complicated than she ever imagined. 

 

Monday 24 October

Ill Manors

9:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

UK, 2012
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Ben Drew
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Sliem Ben-Salah, Ed Skrein
What's it about?
Welcome to London, 2012. Home of the Olympic Games. Behind the veil of newly injected prosperity lies a community that's impossible to enter and even harder to escape. Set on the unforgiving streets of London, this unique crime thriller follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them. Each story is represented by a different rap song performed by English rapper Plan B (a.k.a. Ben Drew, who also directs the movie).

Ghost Graduation

11:50pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: Spanish
Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Starring: Raul Arevalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Andrea Duro
What's it about?
From an early age, high school teacher Modesto has been able to see ghosts, but rather than acknowledge his gift, he is convinced that he is losing his mind and spends all his money on shrinks. After being fired from every job he has ever held, Modesto is called upon by the principal of Monforte High to deal with a rather peculiar problem that only Modesto can deal with: a group of ghost students that has been haunting the school since dying in a grisly accident in 1986, causing endless mischief and havoc.

 

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