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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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Kelly Fremon Craig
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Besties See more »

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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 Napoleon Dynamite (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Genghis Khan
Written by Andrew Wyatt, Pontus Winnberg (as Pontus Johan Winnberg), Henrik Nils Jonback, Christian Karlsson (as Christian Lars Karlsson)
Performed by Miike Snow
Courtesy of Downtown Records LLC and Atlantic Records
By arrangement with Downtown Records LLC
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What 'Lady bird' wanted to be.
21 December 2018 | by katiefanatic-791-306918See all my reviews

I've spent a lot of time over the years trying to figure out the humor I like and movies like this pin it down for me. I like awkward humor. Nadine is all kinds of awkward and that's what makes her relatable and adorable. You empathize with her and the problems she's going through, and through the eyes of an adult, of course you laugh at how overdramatic she is, but in a FUNNY way. It makes for some comedic relief between her and her teacher delightfully played Woody Harrelson, who just ignores her neuroses. What makes the film a pleasant experience is the way she is played by Hailee Steinfeld. There's a few minutes here and there where they venture into 'I will punch you' category, but nowhere near the insufferable 'lady bird' I had to turn off after ten minutes. Definitely a recommended film for those who empathize with growing pains.


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