The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

DVD - 2017
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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 STX Entertainment
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD Edge 2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD video,4 3/4 in
digital,optical,5.1 surround,2.0 stereo surround,Dolby digital
anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD-video,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Edge of 17

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Nursebob
Oct 27, 2017

For her debut feature writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig has channeled the spirit of John Hughes to produce a misfit teen dramedy of surprising depth and candour. Deriving much of her humour from those memories of adolescent awkwardness we all carry around yet never stooping to slapstick or crude innuendo, Craig’s fully fleshed characters live in a real world with real issues—from bad hair to mental health to sexual propriety. Nadine hovers somewhere between whiny teen and troubled woman while older brother Darian quietly suffers through his own problems and mom occasionally goes off the rails (a heartfelt performance from Kyra Sedgwick). Woody Harrelson also stars as Nadine’s history teacher and sounding board—his mordant common sense giving her introverted ego a few much needed slaps—while Hayden Szeto plays a clumsy classmate who sees in Nadine all the things she can’t see in herself. But the film ultimately belongs to Steinfeld, her defensive lashings, self-sabotage, and embarrassingly realistic meltdowns hinting at a deeper vulnerability which touches a chord in those of us who spent our highschool years clinging to the shadows. Nice musical score too, and Vancouver always photographs well.

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1KLIP1
Oct 12, 2017

Interesting movie about how brother and sister can influence each other for either good or bad - a little hug between brother and sister can go a far way to help to keep a positive relationship in the family.

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

Witty and interesting !!!! Moments were they get carried away !!!!!!!!

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Bvreeman
Sep 13, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this movie. The underlying message is good for every person to hear. We all get caught up in our own lives at times, and we don't stop to think how other people might be experiencing life. We all experience good things and bad, and sometimes our good means another person is experiencing bad. Also, it's really easy to feel like the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Both great messages and made heartfelt in this movie.

Ashlee_M Aug 29, 2017

Hilariously heartfelt.

Really a millennial' s movie. boomers give it a miss

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jimg2000
Aug 24, 2017

Yikes! a self conscious rebellious teenager faced a social situation over the course of two weeks that left her wallowing in self-pity and anger, feeling abandoned by her single mom and only brother, even her crusty father figure teacher and only friend. Hilarious script and excellent acting all around, especially Hailee Steinfeld who also starred as the spunky Mattie Ross in True Grit 2010. She is a real artist, 19 when the film was released.

7.4/10 IMDb
95% Rotten Tomatoes
77% Metacritic

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No_Stalkers4Me
Aug 14, 2017

Mediocre.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 14, 2017

Don't find the movie funny but the ending was good.

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nw_writer
Jun 19, 2017

One of the best high school movies in recent memory - a modern-day John Hughes-type film that holds up well when compared to '80s classics like Sixteen Candles and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Though billed as a "comedy", it's got a lot of heart and truth to it, with well-rounded, real-feeling characters that go far beyond the usual cliches you see in teen comedies. Young people will appreciate this movie because they're living it, but adults will recognize a lot in here, too - because really, not much has changed.

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Aug 24, 2017

Many quotes at IMDb including this on teens and their personal assistants:

My entire generation is a bunch of mouth breathers. They literally have a seizure if you take their phone away for a second, they can't communicate without emojis, and they actually think that the world wants to know that they are "eating a taco, exclamation point, smiley face, smiley face", like we give a fxck.

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