THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (2016) Movie Review
Release date: November 18, 2016
Studio: STX Entertainment
Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
MPAA Rating: R (for sexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens)
Screenwriter: Kelly Fremon Craig
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto
Genre: Drama, Comedy
"The Edge of Seventeen" is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" - an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world.
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.
The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine's well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine's History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board.