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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
One of Alexander Calvert's (Nick Mossman) most recent roles was as "Alex Whitten" in the TV special on the MTV show "Scream: the TV Series" about a girl, Emma Duvall, whose life gets flipped upside down when the killer [in the Brandon James mask] starts to kill off her friends one by one. The TV Special he plays in does not take place in their town of Lakewood, but Coincidentally, the town Emma and her friends live in is called Lakewood, just like Nadine's (Hailee Steinfeld) school. See more »
When young Nadine tries to keep her mom from getting into the SUV's backseat, she pushes the carlock button. It turns orange "unlock" & the door won't open from the outside when her mom tries to get into the back seat. The door lock is still orange "unlock" when Nadine then opens it & runs away from the car. See more »
Look I don't wanna take up a ton of your time, but I'm gonna kill myself. I just thought someone should know. I don't really know how this works. I'm probably gonna jump off an overpass in front of a semi, so... Or U-Haul, maybe, just not a bus. I'm not gonna be a dick and make people watch, but it has to be big; it's gotta be so big that it just...
[snaps her fingers]
Done; kills me. Lights out. 'Cause if it just maims me, and I'm like...
[imitates differently abled person]
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What seems to be the typical "teen" movie of young teenagers in high school ends up being an unusual movie of its kind. I explain: although it is true that the film is a teen movie (it does not deceive anyone), it is also true that it is more complex and adult than it appears at first glance.
It is true that the film has the typical clichés of the genre, I will not lie, but still breaks with the typical dynamics of these films, as it shows a fragile girl and reveals all her fears. The viewer sees how Nadine is with her problems and concerns.
Mention aside its two protagonists: Haliee Steinfeld. She is the ideal actress for the character of Nadine, is the queen of the film and manages to make her character credible at all times, getting you to empathize with her and make the film an extraordinary work into the genre. Without she, the film probably would not have been just as good. The other character is Woody Harrelson. Seriously, incredible, all the scenes that come out are great. He does a very good role, and the peculiar Nadine-professor couple with their conversations are the best.
To finish, to say that it is a film that is very worthwhile, and that reflects in a superb way the stage that we have all passed, that stage that can be wonderful as well as tragic, that we are misunderstood by all and believe that nobody Understands, that terrifies us and that we have all had to face it with fear to finish knowing ourselves: the adolescence.
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