- Title The Edge of Seventeen
- Director Kelly Fremon Craig
- Year 2016
- Run time 1hr 44m
- Genres Comedy, Drama
- Tagline You're only young once... is it over yet?
In the vein of classic coming-of-age films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, The Edge of Seventeen is a poignant and hilarious look at what it's like to be a teenager today. Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her best friend Krista begins dating her all-star brother Darian. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever. With the help of her reluctant sounding-board, she soon discovers that what feels like the end of the world may just be the beginning of growing up.
|3:13||It is a really bad blue jacket.|
|6:45||She suffocated the caterpillar in a pencil case!|
|8:10||“You have love. You have my love. Very soon you’re going to have cheeseburgers.”|
|14:54||Can you call dibs on a whole house?|
|17:06||Oh god, I don’t miss being a teenager.|
|22:32||I like that to describe a weekend. “Below average.”|
|24:32||Who throws a shoe?|
|28:52||So many people are going to relate to the talking to yourself in front of the mirror thing.|
|35:20||“You’re on a Ferris wheel, you’re upset.”|
|39:36||He is literally the best teacher ever.|
|43:22||I didn’t know you could mix slush puppies. I don’t think I’d want to.|
|55:28||Funny when “you are perfectly fine” is exactly what you want to hear.|
|1:02:21||“Can I mime?’|
|1:05:36||Bad UX to have send and cancel so close to each other!|
|1:06:50||“You want to watch for run on sentences.”|
|1:10:41||Windows emojis are kinda scary.|
|1:28:53||“I’m sorry for being a bitch tonight. And the last few weeks. And the 17 years before that.”|
Love this film. I was really looking forward to it, being a fan of the lovely Haiz, and it didn’t disappoint. There are so many wonderful things about it, but the over-arching one is that it reminded me exactly what it was like to be a teenager - all the aching pains that come with despising your teenage self - it was like watching my previous life unfolding on screen.
It was also a really relaxing film to watch because it felt like, although there was drama, it was just told in a simple, plain way, without any bells and whistles. No major thumping songs, no crazy product placement, or over-use of mobile phones so that you have to have the text all over the screen). It almost feels timeless, the story, and one I know I’ll watch again.
Haiz was fabulous, and my obsession with Woody Harrelson just continues to grow.
Rating: 5 / 5