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Short Term 12 (2013)

R | | Drama | 23 August 2013 (USA)
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A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
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Marcus (as Keith Stanfield)
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Mason's Dad (as Harold Cannon-Lopez)
Silvia Curiel ...
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Dr. Hendler
Bran'dee Allen ...
Shawnta
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At a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, Grace is a young counselor trying to do her best for kids who often have been pulled from the worst kinds of home situations. Even then, life is not easy as Grace and her colleagues care for kids who are too often profoundly scarred, even as they try to have lives of their own. Now, things are coming to a head as Grace readies for marriage even as some her charges are coming to major turning points in their lives. To cope, Grace will have to make difficult perceptions and decisions that could put her career, and more importantly her charges, at dire risk. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One of the best films of the year. A work of art from start to credits. See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Temporário 12  »

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$56,206 (USA) (23 August 2013)

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$1,010,414 (USA) (7 February 2014)
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Destin Daniel Cretton wrote the rap music in the film, and then, according to him, Keith Stanfield "made it better." See more »

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While Jayden is waiting for her father, she does her makeup (eyeliner around her eyes). After her father fails to come get her, she runs into her room, and after a scuffle, is pinned down by Nate, Grace and Mason. At this point, there is no makeup on or around her eyes. See more »

Quotes

Grace: Mason, you have no idea what I'm going through right now.
Mason: Then tell me. That's how this works. You talk to me about it so that I can take your hand and fucking walk through this shit with you. That is what I signed up for, Okay? But I cannot do that if you won't let me in.
Grace: I can't. I'm sorry.
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Paper and Concrete
Written by Joel P. West
Performed by Canines
Courtesy of Other Rivers
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Near Perfect Film
5 September 2013 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

It's rare that a film moves you to tears and in the next moment makes you belly laugh, all within a context of a very real, grounded story.

This film has some of the strongest writing, acting, and directing I've seen in American cinema since American Beauty was released. Subtle, incredibly deep, and full of unsentimental heart and compassion. It's about people who have been damaged by the people who are supposed to protect them the most: their parents. And it's not just about that. It's about how the human spirit can, with care and respect, somehow sustain after such darkness. It's about real love.

This film is why I go to the movies. This film is why I've made my livelihood movies. Bravo Mr. Cretton and everyone involved with the film. I wish you nothing but the best.


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