The Edge of Seventeen see’s fellow dyslexic, Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games, Now You See Me, Natural Born Killers) star as Mr. Bruner, an inspiring teacher and occasional agony-uncle.
In a genre that has seen better days, Director Kelly Fremon Craig brings this coming-of-age drama to our screens. The film sets the scene with a distressed Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) telling her history teacher (Harrelson) of her intentions to commit suicide. adding: “I just thought an adult should know.” From here, we begin to see a friendship form as she regularly turns to Mr. Bruner for advice.
Nadine isn’t the biggest fan of high school and her teenage years have made it difficult for her to feel accepted. When her best friend and brother become an item, her life is tipped into turmoil and Nadine is thrown on a journey of self-discovery.
Although this sounds like your typical angsty teen drama, The Edge of Seventeen was widely acclaimed at it’s screening during the Toronto Film Festival. Variety Magazine also called it, “The savviest teen comedy in years”
The Edge of Seventeen is out on general release in cinemas across the UK from November 30.
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