Edge of Seventeen

“I think this is one of the hardest movies I’ve ever watched, or at least it in recent memory. This gets right what so many teen comedies get wrong, and the accuracy was painful. I felt a ball of anxiety in my chest lighting up thru the whole thing.

Hailee Steinfeld stars as 17 year old Nadine, who’s life is completely over. Or at least that’s what an overly dramatic teenage girl would have you believe. Nadine is moody and cynical and lonely and angsty and basically everything that a teenage girl really is, and everything I’m embarrassed to have been. That was what was hard to watch (in a good way). What also made it tough was how her alienation mimicked my own high school experience, although socially she somehow still had it slightly more together than I did.

The best part tho was seeing Steinfield go toe to toe with Woody Harrelson, the friendly teacher these movies always seem to feature. Hailee reminds us how she got an Oscar nomination a few years back and Woody reminds us why we love him. Their banter was priceless, and the reason to watch this. Well that and the honesty in the writing.

Edge of Seventeen – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n”

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