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      Short Term 12

      R Released Aug 23, 2013 1h 36m Drama List
      98% Tomatometer 175 Reviews 92% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A supervisor (Brie Larson) at a group home for at-risk teens connects with a new resident (Kaitlyn Dever) while facing a personal crisis of her own. Read More Read Less

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      Short Term 12 is an emphatic, revealing drama that pulls audiences into the perspective of neglected youths.

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      Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) Brie Larson is very impressive as the caring, funny supervisor whose own demons threaten to engulf her. Rated: 3/5 Dec 10, 2013 Full Review Ben Sachs Chicago Reader Set in a foster-care facility outside of San Francisco, this independent drama is vivid and heartfelt in its depiction of social work, at times recalling some of Frederick Wiseman's great documentary portraits. Dec 10, 2013 Full Review Liam Lacey Globe and Mail The film's climax feels a little rushed and overwrought, but the movie's real resonance is its exploration of empathy and vocation. Rated: 3/4 Nov 15, 2013 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Ten years after its theatrical release, Short Term 12 remains nothing short of a masterpiece. Rated: 5/5 Dec 28, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies A movie that doesn’t lose itself in the typical Hollywood contrivances and forced melodrama... Rated: 4/5 Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Rita Cannon Battleship Pretension It's a perfect example of the raw emotion and attention to detail that make Short Term 12 such a moving, unforgettable experience. Feb 24, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kay C A movie that doesn't hide the impact of child abuse or how hard it is to heal. A tear jerker with compassion and empathy at its center. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review Audience Member Great story. So real and moving! Fell in love with Brie Larsons character Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Jesus V De las mejores peliculas que he visto, la historia y actuaciones son perfectas Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/10/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of the best, most moving movies I’ve seen in my entire life.. Impeccable cast, incredible execution, and completely genuine. It doesn’t rely on cliches, rather creating something unique and unforgettable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/01/23 Full Review Audience Member 10 years old and I remember liking this a lot Brie Larson, Rami Malek, and LaKeith Stanfield At a California care unit for at-risk teens Grace is a young counselor She helps a new hire get used to the kids' routine and daily lives Most of them are runaways or people with special needs A new member Jayden arrives and will only open up the way she knows how, Grace actually takes the time to sit down and listen to her but it isn’t her job to interpret tears Yet she's also remaining guarded confronting her own form of abuse she experienced, it makes her afraid of connections yet also fuels her drive to help the kids she sees over The staff members try to keep it together while the kids are begging for some worth to be recognized This is the point when Brie Larson finally starts to establish herself as an upcoming actress Director Destin Daniel-Cretton based much of this on his real-life experience working with a similar program I'm happy to say this resonated with me in so many ways Being an individual with a disability needing other people's help when things hurt so badly Hurt people hurt other hurt people but they can also help them, one can only bear the literal and metaphorical scars for so long without breaking down, and a safe environment can still be life-changing and that's all we really need, how can we hide our wounds without being embarrassed and put them in service of others? Brie Larson is absolutely amazing in this being somebody who can do the kind of work no one else can, she is the maternal refuge for young lost souls afraid to face their trauma Yet it gives us hope that we can be wounded healers Not only that but the film represents a paradigm shift in gender as well as diversity on screen Much of the cast in this would go on to bigger things thanks to Cretton The film works so well because it's emotional, dense, and really looks at a group of people that desperately need us to listen to them, it’s all about the triumph of the human spirit Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Well this movie kicked me in my feels like none other. This movie was made by the first hand experiences of Crattons time with teens living these lived, which just makes it sadder because this is just life for many people growing up. For Brie’s first time leading a cast, she shows leading lady prowess here. Her emotions and reactions are so genuine and relatable that you can’t help but root for her through questionable actions because you can justify it in your mind. As depressing as this movie can get at times, I feel like it’s beautifully made and was made with love. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A supervisor (Brie Larson) at a group home for at-risk teens connects with a new resident (Kaitlyn Dever) while facing a personal crisis of her own.
      Destin Daniel Cretton
      Asher Goldstein, Maren Olson, Joshua Astrachan, Ron Najor
      Destin Daniel Cretton
      Production Co
      Animal Kingdom, Traction Media
      R (Language|Brief Sexuality)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 23, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 15, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 36m
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