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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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Alex Calloway ...
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Luis (as Kevin Hernandez)
Lydia Du Veaux ...
Kendra
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Marcus (as Keith Stanfield)
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Nurse Beth
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Mason's Dad (as Harold Cannon-Lopez)
Silvia Curiel ...
Mason's Mom
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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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Short Term Twelve  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$56,206, 25 August 2013, Limited Release

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$1,010,414, 7 February 2014
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Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival in the narrative feature category. 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 »

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Grace: I like your name, Jayden.
Jayden: It's a boy's name.
Grace: Really? I don't think so.
Jayden: Will Smith did.
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Brushbroom Glow
Written by Joel P. West
Performed by The Tree Ring
Courtesy of Other Rivers
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A great film
25 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

One of the few movies in my life I cried at. Due to some of my background I was moved by the subject matter. It is one of the most natural movies I have ever seen. The entire cast seemed like real people and not one of them seemed like an actor. Great movies plunge the viewer into real lives as if they suddenly discovered someone else's life in front of them. The writer/director also had balance in the story, The most emotional scenes had tremendous impact because the timing when they occurred was not suspected. The scenes were gut-wrenching and drove me to emotional experiences as if I was a person in the film. Thus, the tears. This may be a hard film for viewers to be involved with, but it is worth every minute of it. The private lives of the leaders were weaved into the film and gave great understanding to the people who ran the agency. The child acting was without a flaw, and I felt as if I knew them in real life. I urge you to see it, but prepare yourself for an emotional ride with people in dire circumstances. A simply great film!!


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