MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 141 this week

Short Term 12 (2013)

 -  Drama  -  23 August 2013 (USA)
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 34,831 users   Metascore: 82/100
Reviews: 93 user | 229 critic | 36 from Metacritic.com

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.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 22 Jan 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 45 titles
created 06 Jan 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Short Term 12" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Short Term 12 (2013)

Short Term 12 (2013) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Short Term 12.

User Polls

32 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short Term 12 (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy ... See full summary »

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Brad William Henke, Tania Verafield, Phoenix Henke
Frances Ha (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based in San Diego's indie music and art scene, exploring what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Dominic Bogart, Alvaro Orlando, Tammy Minoff
Detachment (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.

Director: Tony Kaye
Stars: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
Nebraska (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Director: Felix van Groeningen
Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse
In a World... (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé.

Director: Lake Bell
Stars: Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Lydia Du Veaux ...
...
...
...
...
Nurse Beth
Harold Cannon ...
Mason's Dad (as Harold Cannon-Lopez)
Silvia Curiel ...
Mason's Mom
...
Dr. Hendler
Bran'dee Allen ...
Shawnta
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Temporário 12  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,010,414 (USA) (7 February 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival in the narrative feature category. See more »

Goofs

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: They're going to ask you a lot of questions. It's going to be hard.
Jayden: I'll try to leave out the part about you breaking into that house with a baseball bat.
Grace: Thanks.
See more »


Soundtracks

Paper And Concrete
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Heartwarming & Heartbreaking at the Same Time.
16 January 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Incredibly natural in its approach, wonderfully balanced from start to finish & further solidified by a convincing ensemble performances, Short Term 12 tells the story of Grace, a very caring & capable supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. There are three story lines that emerge from this film; one is about Marcus, a quiet kid who's about to turn eighteen but doesn't want to leave the facility, the second plot line is about Jayden, a troubled teenage girl who's the latest member of the club. And the final & main plot line is about Grace herself, whose past returns to haunt her after meeting Jayden with whom she shares a connection plus the unexpected surprise she discovers that can have a major impact on her future, thus leaving her utterly confused with everything about her life.

The entire cast has given a brilliant performance, but it's Brie Larson who impresses the most as Grace and the film manages to portray her toughness & fragility evocatively. The locations are very lifelike, the entire film has a very calm & relaxed atmosphere for which the shooting location is responsible for, editing is finely done & it is smartly written & directed. On an overall scale, Short Term 12 is one of those dramas that are heartwarming & heartbreaking at the same time that will have you go through every emotion you're capable of and dares to deal with issues most people or families aren't very comfortable viewing or discussing about.


16 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So many problems... clickworkmedia
Why isn't this film at the Oscars???????????? nastasia_g8
I work in a shelter very similar to this one and... zooropa_83
How pervasive is the shaky camera work? gf1701
Jayden's Children's Story stairy
Sammy's back story Mod_Life_Crisis
Discuss Short Term 12 (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?