Capsule Legacy

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

This and Eighth Grade and Lady Bird are out here really making me feel how difficult and awful it is to be a teenage girl. I just want to be a dad who knows the right balance of space and support to give his girls when they’re this age.

I love that this movie did not hold back in making Nadine erratic and unpleasant, but still made you feel and root for her. Credit the rock-solid screenplay and, especially, Steinfeld’s amazing performance.

Is It Good?

Very Good (6/8)

Note: This capsule review was originally published elsewhere. If I watch this movie again, I might expand this to a full-length review.

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