The Edge of Seventeen

2016 • 104 minutes
4.3
1.88K reviews
94%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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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).
Rating
R
4.3
1.88K reviews
Michael Quinn
June 30, 2017
This is a fantastic movie in the vein of The Descendants, The Spectacular Now, and Up in the Air (which are all some of my favorite movies). The script is smart and real, and Hailee Steinfeld is amazing. I remember one rather unremarkable scene where she's simply depressed watching TV, and I immediately felt a surge of empathy, because we've all been there, and Steinfeld's portrayal was so spot on. I can't recommend it enough.
Amy W
September 29, 2017
The reality of high school. Feeling like you don't have anyone or fit in anywhere, when actually everyone around you is feeling that same out of control feeling you are. Then the relief of realizing you're not as alone as you thought. High school is hard enough as it is, we just make it harder on ourselves with all the pressure we put on ourselves. I can completely relate to the feeling of looking down on yourself and wanting to change things. This movie hit hard for me. I love Hailee Steinfeild and Woody Harrelson! The rest of the t cast was a nice surprise too! LOVE IT!!!
Earning Attorney
May 23, 2017
I really enjoyed this movie. I saw it opening week with a crowd larger than I expected. I hadn't even heard of this gem if it hadn't been for my date who insisted on seeing it. I didn't have high hopes going in. I loved Woody in his other work but based on the few trailers I wasn't too optimistic. It seemed almost hipster-ish and maybe cringe worthy. In was wrong. It was amazing. It was funny, dramatic and authentic. The performances were all great the characters (or rather the situations they're in) are very believable and relocatable to modern teens. I recommend this firstly to any and all teens especially if they're freshmen/sophomores. Also to anyone looking for a great and under-watched film!
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