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Short Term 12

Short Term 12 (2013)
Short Term 12 poster Rating: 8.0/10 (50,197 votes)
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writer: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama
Released: 23 Aug 2013
Plot: A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
That’s the name you’re going to need to know for a while because she is Hollywood’s most talented young actress, and her performance in Short Term 12 is more than enough reason to see this indie flick that may have sneaked past you when it was released in 2013. Larson plays a supervisor at a group home for troubled kids, but she’s dealing with her own baggage as well, which comes to the surface when a new arrival (played by Kaitlyn Dever in a tremendous supporting role) comes to stay. A film that could have easily descended into mawkishness instead comes off as a bracingly honesty thanks to the excellent cast and writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton’s perfect sense of humor and pathos in a film that will make you a Brie Larson fan for life. – Matt Goldberg

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