The Edge of Seventeen puts a modern spin on the coming of age story
Coming of age films are nothing new. Hollywood has been making them for years. I have seen it in films like Can’t Hardly Wait, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and The Breakfast Club. All of these films have teen characters who change in some way once the films comes to an end. The Edge of Seventeen wants to follow in the footsteps of these films. I was able to see it early and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for The Edge of Seventeen here:
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 an unexpected friendship with a thoughtful teen (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Edge of Seventeen. Even though the tale it tells is nothing new this film found a different way to tell it. There are plenty of moments of humor and some great dramatic scenes. The main character is wonderful and does a splendid job carrying the weight of this film mos of the time by herself. Overall it is a great movie that most people really need to see. To learn more about The Edge of Seventeen head over to this website.
The Edge of Seventeen gets 8/10. It was a movie that had me laughing and at the same time really feeling for these characters. It brings some interesting twists and the ending was both funny and satisfying. The cast works really well together and make this a film that is worth seeing this weekend.