THIS ARTICLE WAS FEATURED IN ISSUE 3 WHICH YOU CAN READ HERE
As young people, we either all remember, or all look forward to, that time when we’ll be old enough to drink and party, but young enough to still not have much responsibility. It’s a unique time we will one day look back on as our golden years. But how golden are they really? In modern society, when good boy can go bad by turning to drugs when they’re stressed, and girls take their clothes off for the twelfth guy this month just to feel some semblance of love and attention, why do we remember these years so fondly? Is it because we block out all the negativity at some point and only really remember that one summer when we went to Hawaii with our best friends, or took that massive road trip to visit family and have our yearly dose of adrenaline thrills?
Because the truth is that our life will never be that idyllic. The universe, or karma, or whatever you choose to call it will always balance you out; good times with bad ones. So while your summer was great, the rest of the year wasn’t as fun and you endured a lot of pain. A Song For Your Mixtape highlights this in a gripping new way. It tells the truth about all the events that lead one boy to a party. Without spoiling too much, because I personally believe it is well worth a watch, the whole plot of the story is driven by a series of flashbacks that lead you to an understanding of what these so called Golden Years will really be like on the daily. There is some coarse language, some sexual references and, of course, adult themes.
On a personal level, this film was actually really relatable. It goes into topics we young people deal with on the daily, such as; sexuality, alcohol, drugs, and relationships. The character himself, through the narration, is painted to be some what of a relatable character himself. He doesn’t know why he’s at the party in the first place, he’s had more to drink than he realizes and through having a conversation with a girl he’s never met before, he starts to question his existence a little bit, but maybe that’s just my perspective on it.
AIDEN CAMBRELL IS A FREELANCE WRITER FOR POPCORN MAGAZINE