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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

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High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

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Storyline

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 the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. Written by STX Entertainment

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You're only young once... is it over yet?

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,754,215 (USA) (18 November 2016)

Gross:

$14,260,193 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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Trivia

Throughout the film Nadine wears a t-shirt inspired by the Coen brothers film The Big Lebowski with a cartoon version of Jeff Bridges's The Dude and the word Abide. Hailee Steinfeld who plays Nadine previously appeared in the Coen brothers' True Grit with Jeff Bridges. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, Irwin's name shows up on Nadine's caller ID as Irwin with two i's. However, in the credits at the end of his animated film at the Student Film Festival, his name is spelled "Erwin" with an E. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bruner: Are you having a problem today, Nadine?
Nadine: Several. I don't really have any friends at the moment.
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Save Me
Written by Aimee Mann
Performed by Aimee Mann
Courtesy of Super Ego Records
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28 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the "coming of age" story structure, I am happy to report that this film met my expectations in every single way. Some key plot points were predictable, but the writing, performances and soundtrack were all on point. The emotions and experiences the film conveys do not feel artificial, and Hailee Steinfeld shines! Intelligent writing and little twists here and there will likely leave you genuinely invested in the life of these characters and leave you wanting more. Woody Harrelson plays a wonderful image of a teacher dealing with his life amidst high school drama and Kyra Sedgwick's performance as a struggling mother was especially heart felt and real. This is not to be missed for fans of this genre!


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