Short Term 12 (2013)

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Behold: This is the next movie you should add into your Netflix “My List” (or as the older Internet generation calls it: The Instant Queue).

Short Term 12 is a stunning, Indie movie about caregivers of a residential home for children in the foster care system.  Short Term 12 perfectly describes the lives of teenagers that have grown up in foster care and the difficult life situations that they have faced. Brie Larson plays Grace, the main caregiver who is having internal struggles about her personal life and her boyfriend, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.).  The emotions demonstrated in this movie hit right at home to the point that it is hauntingly accurate.

Short Term is about an hour and a half long so it is perfect for a lazy afternoon.

You will laugh, you will cry, and you will leave this movie with a better sense of understanding because of this coming-of-age movie.

Overall:

Definitely my favourite Indie movie that I have seen this year.

4 out of 5 stars

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