Coming-of-age Dramedy that’s a lesson in self-confidence for all ages
In “The Edge of Seventeen” Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) is coping with being the outsider at home, in middle school and later in high school. While a littler girl, she found it difficult to make friends until she meets Krista (Haley Lu Richardson), who quickly becomes her BFF after they bond over a caterpillar. But when the girls are in high school, their friendship is put to the test as Nadine copes with stereotypical teen angst, awkwardness, and unpopularity.
Plot: Nadine is having some teenage hardships. After an unexpected accident, Nadine feels more like an outsider as she deals with a dysfunctional relationship with her mother Mona (Kyra Sedgwick) and envying her perfectly popular big brother. One consistent element in her life is her friendship with Krsita, but when that relationship is fractured, Nadine becomes depressed, and frankly, overdramatic, which she is reminded of by her cynical teacher Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson).
Style: the style in the film is simple and in line with what you would expect for the storyline. A working middle class family and an All-American high school. The focus is more on the story and its characters and aesthetics are merely a support to sufficiently set the scene.
Release date: Friday, November 18th