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April 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM
What movie represents your generation? ‘Big Chill?’ ‘Singles?’ ‘Casablanca?’
The editorial writers have been debating which generation has it worst: millennials, Gen X or baby boomers?
Is it the millennials because they graduated from college into the Great Recession with no jobs and loads of student debt, which I wrote about in my column? Is it Generation X, who may be left holding the bag on Social Security, as Jonathan Martin suggested in his column? Or are baby boomers, as Bruce Ramsey outlined in his blog post, just as worse off as everybody else?
The discussion prompted a secondary debate about which movie best represented each generation. These are our nominations, with trailers:
Generation X: “Singles”
Baby boomers: “The Big Chill”
Silent generation: “Casablanca.” (No contest.)
Millennials? I’m open to suggestions.
Share your nominations for movies that capture the millennial, Generation X, baby boomer or silent zeitgeist in the comments below.