Coming-of-Age movies often present life issues and challenges from the perspective of a child or teenager. They are appropriate for their age and help parents explain various aspects of how these issues can best be approached.
Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski who is obsessed with rockets and astronomy. It's a story that begins with his first rocket launch at a rocket convention followed by a discovery that takes him on a search across the US.
At its core, Pure is a powerful and heart-wrenching coming of age drama. The story is told from the point-of-view of the young Paul (Harry Eden), who witnesses the horrible consequences of drug usage and the hardship of withdrawal.
South of the Moon has a somewhat complicated plot, essentially tying a Coming-of-Age story with one of big love. Recommended despite a few shortcomings, South of the Moon is an innovative independent film that deserves a chance to be appreciated.