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Short Term 12

  • R
  • 2013
  • 96 Minutes

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SHORT TERM 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street), a twenty-something supervisor at a group home for troubled teens. She s passionate, tough and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., The Newsroom). But Grace s difficult past, her fierce independence and the arrival of a distraught new girl at the facility create complications that push Grace and Mason to the brink. In this unique love story the couple comes to embrace a surprising future together, discovering truth and humor in unexpected places. PROFANITY

Destin Cretton

Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.

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    Wow!  I read this screenplay before the film was made, and I knew it would be spectacular, but it was better than that!  Unbelievable performances, flawless directing.  Low-budget, and it moves like an indy, but that’s because Indy’s move like real life rather than with the accelerated pacing of Hollywood.  This is an authentic telling of a moving reality.  I’ve had the pleasure to meet Destin, the director, and he is a quiet, humble guy who worked in a facility like this one and who has told this story with love and intimate familiarity.  Never sinking to melodrama, and never preaching, he paints it like it is and gives us a glimpse of the problem and a glimmer of hope.  Heartbreaking to know that this is the reality for so many children, and we can only be grateful that there are caregivers like the fictitious Grace and Mason (and the real life Destin Cretton) who are helping and healing them.

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    Destin is a fantastic young writer/director.  Can’t wait to see what he does next after this wonderful film

    Andy GreenblattReply to this comment

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    What can we do when pain from the past gets in the way of having pleasure in the present?

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    I watched this movie at SXSW. This film opened up parts of my heart that I didnt know were there. It was a real experience.

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    What can we do when pain from the past gets in the way of having pleasure in the present?

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