Short Term 12

My review of Short Term 12 on the Images Cinema blog.

Images Cinema Blog


You may not have heard about Short Term 12, or it’s star Brie Larson. You may think a movie about troubled teens and the young adults caring for them would be depressing, and not the kind of thing you want to spend your night watching. You might think that, but you’d be missing out.

Short Term 12 is about how we’re all kind of broken inside, but we’re going to be okay anyway. We’re going to take a breath, take one step at a time, and we’re going to get better.

The movie is complex and delicate and difficult to pin down in a short review, but I’m going to try anyway. Grace (Brie Larson) is a young woman with her own troubled past working at a short term living situation for troubled teens (Short Term 12). Her boyfriend, Mason, works there as well, and they work through personal…

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