Short Term 12 (2013)
August 23, 2013 (Limited)
Rated R for language and brief sexuality
"Short Term 12" is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at a facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.). But Grace's own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the...
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Teenagers can be a pain in the butt. Teenagers in a foster care facility? It takes a special person to deal with the emotional rollercoaster involved. Short Term 12
, which won Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, is a superbly acted and well made drama about a young staff member whose memories of her own troubled childhood resurface when a new girl arrives at the home. Whether it breaks any new ground is another story. Full movie review »