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Kelly Fremon Craig
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About the Movie
In the vein of classic coming-of-age films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, The Edge of Seventeen is a poignant and hilarious look at what it's like to be a teenager today. Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld, Pitch Perfect 2), who is already at peak awkwardness when her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson, Ravenswood) begins dating her all-star brother Darian (Blake Jenner, Glee). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever. With the help of her reluctant sounding-board (Woody Harrelson, True Detective), she soon discovers that what feels like the end of the world may just be the beginning of growing up. Also starring Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), see the movie critics are calling "an instant high school movie classic" (Dave Ehrlich, IndieWire).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 166
- Fresh: 158
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Craig and her actors, all of them wonderful, have freshened up the genre: As familiar as the basic story may be, it also hits some raw, nuanced notes.
Fresh: The wisest and smartest teen comedy in years.
Fresh: That weird, messy puzzle of trauma and affection where our high school memories reside is what powers The Edge of Seventeen.
Fresh: I can't pretend to relate to the troubles of a teenage girl in today's society but The Edge of Seventeen comes across as realistic and authentic.
Funniest movie of 2016
Haven't seen a movie as funny as this movie in a long time. The cast was great. The story was great. This is a must see for anyone
The main character's awkwardness and selfishness provoked anxiety, not empathy. The only semi-comedic moments were with Woody Harrelson, and he is in less than 10% of the film. It was certainly not entertaining, and it was actually depressing to watch.
Please Allow Me to Spoil This P.O.S. For You
FYI, There is no story here. I repeat, this movie does not tell a story at all, and is NOT a perfect portrait of adolescent angst.
THIS MOVIE GOT 95% ON ROTTEN TOMATOES ONLY BECAUSE THE CRITICS LOVED THE STAR'S AKWARD-BUT-VERY-EXPLICIT SEXUAL DALIANCES. YOU REMOVE THOSE, YOU HAVE A 90-MINUTE TORTURE SESSION.
And this is another Hollywood installment of Hollywood casting older actors in younger roles—Hailee Steinfeld is 20, playing a 16 year old. I wonder how this sort of thing affects real teenagers when they compare themselve to characters in movies like this. It's weird.