Splendor in the Grass, Part 1 Discussion

Post-viewing discussion

  1. How would you define the different characters? What is Bud like? His father? Sister? Mother? Jeannie? Her mother? Father? How are the characters the same or different?
  2. What different themes are in the movie? (Think of generations, traditions, customs, history, etc.)
  3. In the US, the 'most popular boy in school' is often involved in sports and not necessarily very smart (though sometimes he is.) How about Taiwan? How about the most popular girl?
  4. What are the attitudes about women as expressed in the movie? What do different characters say about girls/women?