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SHORT TERM 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street), a twenty-something supervisor at a group home for troubled teens. She s passionate, tough and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., The Newsroom). But Grace s difficult past, her fierce independence and the arrival of a distraught new girl at the facility create complications that push Grace and Mason to the brink. In this unique love story the couple comes to embrace a surprising future together, discovering truth and humor in unexpected places.
OVER 60 MINUTES OF BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE: Deleted Scenes; Behind-the-Scenes Featurette; Making the Music Featurette; Cast and Crew Screening Featuring The Shivers; SHORT TERM 12: The Original Short Film; Trailers, Teasers and Outreach Partners
NUANCED, RAW AND COMPELLING…offers inspiration and redemption, alongwith grittiness, intimacy and unexpected humor. --USA Today
A DELICATE INTENSITY OF FEELING… a terrific, completely persuasive Brie Larson… --The New York Times
GRADE A: A drama of astonshing emotional purity. --Entertainment Weekly
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Grace, played brilliantly by Brie Larson, is the chief counselor so to speak. She has her eyes on all the kids, and seems to be able to deal with the emotional and physical outbursts all at once. Her boyfriend, Mason, played by John Gallagher, Jr is also perfect for this job. BTW, Gallagher has a strong role in the HBO series, 'The Newsroom', see if you can figure that one out. Both Grace and Mason come from great dysfunction as you soon learn. The participants in this home all have issues as you would expect. We come into the picture when one of them will be turning 18 and leaving the facility soon. At the same time, a very troubled young woman comes to the facility that takes everyone's time and attention. To use the cliche, 'on a roller coaster' is very true of this film. Raw emotions surface, again and again, and you will find yourself on the verge of tears.
The acting is superb in this film. Each character gives much, and we take it all in. We think we know what some of our fellow citizens go through in their life, but we don't. Many of us are sheltered, and many of us don't want to know.
Recommended. prisrob 01-25-14
If you watch the original short film included on the DVD I think you'll gain an appreciation for just how much benefit ongoing hard work and guidance can produce for a first time screenwriter. The amount of growth achieved in the overall project, front to back, is simply remarkable. Kudos to all involved!
The bluray is a perfect transfer as far as picture, we're all used to digital HD filming at this point, usually newer films look great on bluray. The sound I cannot comment on until I get my receiver back from the shop, but I'll update this in the next few weeks with my opinion.
It is a shame that this is one of those movies that will slip through the cracks and not a lot of people will know about because this is why films are made. A+
It is one of the best films of 2013 and should definitely not be missed! It has the balance of drama and comedy, handling very delicately the dark issues that these kids are dealing with but without sugar coating their experiences.
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Is worth it to have it to take to people's houses and share it.
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