The Edge of Seventeen Film Review

The Edge of Seventeen Film Review

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Storyline: Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. Written by IMDB

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Summary: The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden Szeto, Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick. Principal photography began on October 21, 2015 in Vancouver, and ended on December 3, 2015.

The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 18, 2016 and will be released on November 18, 2016 by STX Entertainment. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

91 Indiewire | David Ehrlich
Unfolding like a symphony of small humiliations, there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel at least vaguely familiar, and there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel completely true. Read full review

90 New York Daily News | Ariel Scotti
Steinfeld is brilliantly able to weave together a character who’s both typical and yet surprising in her multidimensional emotions that Nadine slowly works through. She’s not a cookie-cutter character. Read full review

83 The A.V. Club | Jesse Hassenger
Despite its upstart distributor and relatively low-key cast, it’s an unabashedly mainstream movie; compared with edgier, more indie versions of onscreen American youth, it might even look a little pat. Read full review

83 The Playlist | Kimber Myers
Steinfeld’s performance and the script from Kelly Fremon Craig have created a young woman who feels entirely familiar, while never feeling like a retread of the other teenagers who have walked the cinematic high school halls before her. Read full review

80 We Got This Covered | Matt Donato
The Edge Of Seventeen boasts an emotional journey filled with wit, humor and heart, resting easy on the back of Hailee Steinfeld’s dynamite performance. Read full review

80 Variety | Owen Gleiberman
It’s a teen movie that starts off funny ha-ha but turns into something more like a light-fingered psychological thriller. The drama is all in Nadine’s personality, in how far she’ll go to act out her distress. Read full review

80 The Hollywood Reporter | Jon Frosch
Fast, full-hearted and graced with a beautifully modulated lead turn by Hailee Steinfeld, the movie takes the risk of playing it straight and sincere — and the risk pays off. Read full review

78 Austin Chronicle | Kimberley Jones
I recognized a lot of my younger self in The Edge of Seventeen. It’s crummy that teenagers just shy of 17 won’t get the same chance. Read full review

75 Consequence of Sound | Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
The Edge of Seventeen has more than enough earnestness of heart to make up for its structural shortcomings. It’s a teen film with an uncommonly honest ear for interactions. Read full review

75 San Francisco Chronicle | Mick LaSalle
While The Edge of Seventeen does deliver on the promise of being funny, it’s mostly dead serious and deserving of respect and attention. It’s far from the usual thing — and better than the usual thing. Read full review

75 Charlotte Observer | Lawrence Toppman
I can’t think of a single situation where Kelly Fremon Craig, who makes her feature debut as a writer-director, takes us to a place we haven’t often been. Yet she lays out her heroine’s dilemmas with good humor and understanding. Read full review

75 Slant Magazine | Christopher Gray
The smartest thing about Kelly Fremon Craig’s teen dramedy is its measured take on its protagonist’s theatrics.Read full review

75 The Film Stage | Daniel Schindel
The Edge of Seventeen isn’t John Hughes for a new generation – it’s much more honest than that. Read full review

60 Village Voice | April Wolfe
The scenes that work just make me ache for more of them, signaling that if Craig finds her groove, she’ll be a force to reckon with. Read full review

60 Screen International | Tim Grierson
Fremon Craig doesn’t radically alter the conventions of the coming-of-age narrative, and so a general predictability settles over the proceedings pretty quickly. With that said, though, she does a good job observing the relationships between her central characters. Read full review

50 The New Yorker | Richard Brody
Only Hailee Steinfeld’s committed performance as Nadine, a troubled high-school junior in Oregon, and Woody Harrelson’s deft turn, as a teacher who helps her, make this thin and cliché-riddled comic drama worth watching. Read full review

Critic Reviews Credit by: metacritic.com

Official Sites: Official Facebook, Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 104 min
Production: Gracie Films, STX Entertainment
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Budget: 

Director Credit
Kelly Fremon Craig Director

 

Writer Credit
Kelly Fremon Craig Written By

 

Principal Cast Credit
Blake Jenner Darian
Hailee Steinfeld Nadine
Haley Lu Richardson Krista
Kyra Sedgwick Mona
Woody Harrelson Mr. Bruner

 

Cast Credit
Alexander Calvert Nick Mossman
Ava Grace Cooper Young Krista
Blake Jenner Darian
Christian Michael Cooper Young Darian
Daniel Bacon M.C.
Eric Keenleyside Tom
Hailee Steinfeld Nadine Byrd
Haley Lu Richardson Krista
Hayden Szeto Erwin
Jena Skodje Little Mean Girl Leader
Josh Simpson Teammate #1
Katie Stuart Jeannie
Kelsey Marsland-Anderson Student, Plays Piano
Kyra Sedgwick Mona
Laine MacNeil TCBY Girl
Lina Renna Little Nadine
Nesta Cooper Shannon
Woody Harrelson Mr. Bruner

 

Producer Credit
Adam Fogelson Executive Producer
Amy Brooks Co-Producer
Brendan Ferguson Executive Producer
Cathy Schulman Executive Producer
Donald Tang Executive Producer
James Bitonti Co-Producer
James L. Brooks Producer
Jerry Ye Executive Producer
Julie Ansell Producer
Kelly Fremon Craig Producer
Oren Aviv Executive Producer
Pete Corral Executive Producer
Richard Sakai Producer
Robert Simonds Executive Producer
Zhongjun Wang Executive Producer

 

Music Credit
Atli Örvarsson Music

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