Welcome to Movie Review Monday! In this series I’ll just be sharing my unfiltered and open thoughts about recent movies that I’ve watched (whether bad or good). Feel free to chat with me in the comments about the specific movie mentioned, or about movies you’ve loved and would recommend. Now, onto the movie of the week!
The Edge Of Seventeen:
- Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Blake Jenner, and Hayden Szeto
- Directed and Written by: Kelly Fremon Craig
- Rated R for sexual content, language and some drinking – all involving teens
When I finished watching The Edge Of Seventeen
, I thought, finally, a coming of age movie that is actually relatable, and feels so authentic. This is one of the movies I’m sad to say I didn’t catch in theaters, but it is definitely an instant buy on my list.
The movie follows Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) as she tries to stay in control of her life that has been ruthlessly spiraling ever since the death of her father a few years back. Her dad, (unlike her mother who seems to favorite Nadine’s older, more ‘striking’ brother, Darian) was her absolute best friend, and following his death, all Nadine she has to lean on is her best friend Krista, played by (Haley Lu Richardson).
That is until Nadine walks in on Krista and her ultra-popular, athletic, and good looking older brother Darian played by Blake Jenner) getting extra friendly under the covers.
Obviously, your best friend and brother hooking up unexpectedly is one of the worst things to happen to a teenage girl because it’s hecka awkward, though just because a What The Heck kind of moment springs up in your life out of nowhere, doesn’t mean that your world has to end. Or does it?
So is the premise of The Edge of Seventeen
. It’s fresh, funny without trying too hard, crazy accurate in terms of high school setting and reality, and the cast is just as incredible. This film gets a solid thumbs up from me.