#EdgeOf17 – Review

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The Edge of Seventeen – Budget of $1.5 million – 1 hour and 39 minutes

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The Edge of Seventeen
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Nadine is a junior in high school who has had the worst luck. From small things like bad hair cuts to big thinks like the loss of her father. For Nadine, this cycle of misery will not end. And to make matters worst, her mother, Mona, is on the edge of a nervous breakdown and her brother, Darian, is perfect. She just wants to spend time with her best friend, Krista, and avoid the world forever. But after a hard night of partying, Nadine catches Krista in bed with Darian. It is too much for Nadine to handle. Nadine tells Krista that she can’t have them both. She must choose: Nadine or Darian. Krista refuses; so Nadine picks to end their friendship. Left to her own devices, Nadine steals a car, accidentally sends a text message, ends up behind a dumpster, and winds up in a teacher’s reality. Nadine must put her life together without glue.

So, it has been a while since we’ve seen an indy “teenage angst” film. This isn’t quite Juno, but it’s still fun to watch. You will cringe and laugh at the right moments. Also, you will relive a moment of social awkwardness with these actors amazing portrayal. Whether it was speaking in front of a crowd, talking to your crush, or understanding adults, what you wanted to say and do never came out quite right. So of the jokes are lost, because you can’t hear what the person is saying. Also, moments you remembered from the trailer do not appear in the movie. Your conclusion on Nadine’s path and the cause of here resolution may differ from your friends. But use that as a point of discussion. It’s worth seeing as a matinee movie but full price is up to you.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

I don’t even like me – Nadine

Are you okay – Krista

That’s nice – Darian

I have a one year expiration date on the dead and the dying – Mr. Burner

Your dad would be so disappointed with the way you are turning out – Mona

It wasn’t about you – Erwin

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