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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

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High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hailee Steinfeld ... Nadine
Haley Lu Richardson ... Krista
Blake Jenner ... Darian
Kyra Sedgwick ... Mona
Woody Harrelson ... Mr. Bruner
Hayden Szeto ... Erwin
Alexander Calvert ... Nick Mossman
Eric Keenleyside ... Tom
Nesta Cooper ... Shannon
Daniel Bacon ... M.C.
Lina Renna ... Young Nadine
Ava Grace Cooper ... Young Krista
Christian Michael Cooper ... Young Darian
Jena Skodje ... Little Mean Girl Leader
Josh Simpson Josh Simpson ... Teammate
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Storyline

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. Written by STX Entertainment

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Taglines:

You're only young once... is it over yet?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,754,215, 18 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,260,193, 16 December 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two scenes where Erwin interacts with Nadine respectively feature the songs "Genghis Khan" by Miike Snow and "Somebody Else" by The 1975. Both songs are about a jealous man wanting to be the only one in a woman's life, reflecting Erwin's feelings for Nadine. See more »

Goofs

When Nadine is having lunch with Mr Bruner (at around the 50 minute mark) Mr Bruner puts his notepad and pencil down on his desk with the notepad closed and the pencil directly on top of it. In the several shots following this, the notepad constantly changes between being open and closed and the pencil constantly changes position. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nadine: Look I don't wanna take up a ton of your time, but I'm gonna kill myself. I just thought someone should know. I don't really know how this works. I'm probably gonna jump off an overpass in front of a semi, so... Or U-Haul, maybe, just not a bus. I'm not gonna be a dick and make people watch, but it has to be big; it's gotta be so big that it just...
[snaps her fingers]
Nadine: Done; kills me. Lights out. 'Cause if it just maims me, and I'm like...
[imitates differently abled person]
Nadine: Well ...
[...]
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Connections

References Twins (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

When They Fight, They Fight
Written by Grant Widmer, Edward Joyner (as Ted Joyner)
Performed by Generationals
Courtesy of Park The Van Records
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About having 17 and those things
3 March 2017 | by Tomas_buffaySee all my reviews

What seems to be the typical "teen" movie of young teenagers in high school ends up being an unusual movie of its kind. I explain: although it's true that the film is a teen movie (it does not deceive anyone), it is also true that this is more complex and adult than it appears in a first look.

The film has some of the typical stereotypes of the genre, I will not lie, but still breaks with the dynamics of these films, as it shows a fragile girl and reveals all her fears. The viewer sees how Nadine is with her problems and concerns.

Everyone is great! Hailee Steinfeld is the ideal actress for the character of Nadine, she is the queen of the film and manages to make her character feel real, getting you to empathize with her and make the film an extraordinary work into the genre. Without she, the film probably would not have been as good as it is. Also, Woody Harrelson. Seriously, incredible. All the scenes with him are great. He does a very good role, and the peculiar Nadine-professor couple with their dialogues are the best.

Highly recommended!


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