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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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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

Nadine wears a t-shirt from The University of Tuktoyaktuk. Tuktoyaktuk is a hamlet of about eight hundred fifty people located on the Arctic Ocean in Canada. See more »

Goofs

In Mr. Bruner's home when his wife Greer picks up the child in her arms at first she has no blanket in her hand, then she does, then she doesn't. 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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References Twins (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Sky On Fire
Written by Nils Davidse, Elke Mastebroek, Erik Schurman, Daniel Smit, Tim Van Esch
Performed by Handsome Poets
Courtesy of Pennies From Heaven B.V.
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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An emotional rollercoaster for loners of any age

Though this film fits the coming of age genre the struggles that Nadine, the main character, is going through are not purely 'teen problems', As a 20 something year old this film deeply resonated with me and though similar to Nadine I was a socially awkward, defensive and pessimistic teenager it wasn't just the teenage me who could find the character relatable. I've noticed in the low rated comments one of the main reasons people didn't like the film is because the main character isn't likeable. And though I loved the film, I would agree; she isn't likeable. And the film is more realistic and better off for it. In real life we aren't always likeable people ourselves and the film almost acts as a tool to allow us to step back and really look at our current or teenage selves. Nadine does realise and understand towards the end and throughout the film her erratic and selfish behaviour is a result of her self loathing because she knows she doesn't want to continue being that way but she's stuck in this endless cycle and doesn't know how to get out. The valuable lesson from the film and her journey within it is that we often bring misfortune and unhappiness on ourselves in the way we handle and respond to bad things in our lives.

I think this film will speak to anyone who has felt alone in the world, lost without purpose or anywhere to fit in. If you like films about people rather than action and you watch a film to be taken on a journey (albeit an emotional one) rather than to have an enjoyable couple of hours then this may be the film for you. It helps that is has an excellent cast, each actor fitting their roles well and bringing them to life.

Another positive note I took away from the film is the way it handles and represents mental illness/ distress as it does so without labels and in a subtle way without needing to bring it to the forefront.


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