The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

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High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. (IMDb)
Has the typical authentic charm (and cliches–see the nice guy vs. bad boy dynamic) of other good films in the Western coming-of-age genre, with Steinfeld a sterling lead. The third act flirts with greatness with hints of deeper character examinations (see Nadine at Mr. Bruner’s house; Darian’s doorstep speech; the beautiful hallway vulnerability) that could’ve gone a bit further (the ending is a bit too happy and easy considering Nadine’s stark confession of real depression the night before).
7.5/10 (Really Good)

 

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