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Short Term 12 (2013)

Short Term 12

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 23, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

96 min.

Studio

Cinedigm Digital Cinema

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Destin Cretton

Producer

Joshua Astrachan, Asher Goldstein, Ron Najor, Maren Olson

Screenwriter

Destin Cretton

Starring

  • Brie Larson as Grace
  • John Gallagher Jr.
  • Kaitlyn Dever
  • Rami Malek as Nate
  • Stephanie Beatriz
  • Kevin Hernandez
  • Alex Calloway

Story


"Short Term 12" is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge - and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.

But Grace's own difficult past - and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself - throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.

While the subject matter is complex and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth - and humor - in unexpected places.

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Poster of Cinedigm Digital Cinema's Short Term 12 (2013)
Brie Larson stars as Grace in Cinedigm Digital Cinema's Short Term 12 (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the best indie movies give you the feeling that their directors not only wanted but needed to make them..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“.."Short Term 12" started out as a short movie and that may help explain why some of the narrative complications feel forced rather than organic..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..one of the best films so far this year, it's a nearly perfect blend of pimple-faced naturalism, righteous moral fury, nuanced social insight, and unsentimental but devastating drama..”
by Inkoo Kang [Village Voice]