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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brie Larson ... Grace
John Gallagher Jr. ... Mason
Stephanie Beatriz ... Jessica
Rami Malek ... Nate
Alex Calloway ... Sammy
Kevin Balmore ... Luis (as Kevin Hernandez)
Lydia Du Veaux Lydia Du Veaux ... Kendra
LaKeith Stanfield ... Marcus (as Keith Stanfield)
Frantz Turner ... Jack
Kaitlyn Dever ... Jayden
Diana Maria Riva ... Nurse Beth
Harold Cannon Harold Cannon ... Mason's Dad (as Harold Cannon-Lopez)
Silvia Curiel ... Mason's Mom
Melora Walters ... Dr. Hendler
Bran'dee Allen Bran'dee Allen ... Shawnta
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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)

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Tough and tender, warm and true. 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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Destin Daniel Cretton wrote the rap music in the film, and then, according to him, LaKeith Stanfield "made it better." 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

Mason: We haven't had sex in 9 days and 13 hours.
Grace: Down to the hour, huh?
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Alternate Versions

The film has about 20 minutes of deleted footage containing alternate takes of several scenes and/or exposition and backgrounds. These scenes were cut out mostly to lighten the mood of the film and to pick up the pace, according to the editor. See more »


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Vicious
Written by Keith Milgaten and LaKeith Stanfield
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The snub of the year
19 January 2014 | by bigmystery23See all my reviews

After seeing this movie, I realized how the Academy works. If a movie doesn't have the budget to distribute their film to a vast amount of cities or campaign well, then it is unlikely to get its deserved recognition. I sat through the 96 minutes of this Indie film that got raved with impressive reviews at SXSW to see what the fuss was about. The people behind this movie deserve SO much more praise than they have gotten. This film, though not technically masterful, is emotionally wrenching. I laughed, I freaking cried my heart out, and overall it felt real. There was a connection to the film that was surprisingly amazing. The movie reminded me to Blue is the Warmest Color in the sense that it was raw, powerful, real, and astonishing. Brie Larson should have easily been one of the five nominees for Best Actress as well as Keith Stanfield for Best Supporting Actor. This film is a portrayal of neglected youth, a rare look at relationships, an articulation of the fears in the world, and a new point of view that most films have never shown before. I truly recommend this film to everyone, and will always give it the praise it deserves.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Short Term Twelve See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,206, 25 August 2013

Gross USA:

$1,013,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,645,164
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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