The Edge of Seventeen

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As long as we have teenagers, we’ll have coming of age stories. And as long as they’re as genuine and earnest as in Kelly Fremon Craig’s Edge
of Seventeen
, we’ll happily keep watching. The movie chronicles an especially anxious time in the life of high schooler Nadine Franklin (Hailee Steinfeld), who is coping with the loss of her father, fighting with her mother and best friend, and attempting to navigate the labyrinth of high school romance. The setup sounds overused, but Fremon Craig has delivered a rare film: one that avoids the usual adolescent clichés and instead arrives at its conclusion with authenticity and heart.

February 17th