There are a handful of Films that can represent a Generation and this Film does exactly that and tell a Great story while giving magnificent performances from the cast. "Rebel Without a Cause" Directed by Nicholas Ray, Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Corey Allen, Ann Doran, and Jim Backus. This Film perfectly captures what being a teen during the 50s was like, in fact Director Nicholas Ray researched the way L.A. gangs were by riding around with them. And also had teens interviewed too to get more of a authentic feel of the times. The story is about James Dean who plays Jim Stark who is new to town and seems to get into trouble. There is also Natalie Wood who plays Judy and Sal Mineo who plays the role of Plato. The three all have troubled and tough lives being a teen. Judy's boyfriend played by Corey Allen trys to look for trouble when it comes to Jim being the new kid, and things don't go to well. At home Jim deals with a circus of family feuds with his parents constantly disputing and him feeling stuck. As for Judy things at home aren't all that well with her relationship to her father since she is older she doesn't feel like he loves her or looks at her the same way. And as for Plato, he has no parents at home and cared for by a guardian. The three of them eventually cross paths and grow close and form a bond. This Film not captures the perfectly but you can watch this Film and feel like you can relate to it and as if the conflicts and things it deals with still feel as if people today go through the same things. This was James Dean second Film out of the three he has ever done. Unfortunately a month before the Film was released in theaters Dean died in a car crash. This was Dean's iconic role that defined a Generation and he is raw, wild, and gives a range in this Film. You also see the sweet sensitive side with scenes shared between him and Natalie Wood. And it is Beautiful. I highly recommend this Film if you have a chance to watch it. It is a Classic. I hope you enjoy the review and more importantly I hope you enjoy the Film.