Short Term 12

Larson, Brie

SKU: 025192215254

UPC 025192215254
Release Date 2014-01-14
Studio New Video Group, Inc.
Discs 2
Length 96
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis [A] vividly intimate film....Brie Larson, operating in another realm, creates a marvelously complex heroine.[A] small wonder, a film of exceptional naturalness and empathy that takes material about troubled teenagers and young adults that could have been generic and turns it into something moving and intimate.3 stars out of 4 -- Actress Brie Larson delivers an astonishing performance in the naturalistic drama SHORT TERM 12.[T]he film conveys a wealth of compelling details....Emotions, too, generally have a real-world level of complexity and honesty.3.5 stars out of 4 -- SHORT TERM 12 comes from a place of delicate and truthful understatement, which allows the humanity and decency of its characters -- and, yes, the lessons -- to shine through naturally.3.5 stars out of 4 -- SHORT TERM 12, an exceptional film in every way, breaks the mold.[A] drama of astonishing emotional purity....[The actors] show you what emotionally naked acting is all about. -- Grade: AIt’s one of the best movies of the year....SHORT TERM 12 is also slyly funny, graceful, tender and peppered with moments of small joy.This modest, low-budget feature set in a foster care facility is well-written, terrifically acted and compelling.4 stars out of 5 -- The key to it is Brie Larson, previously an indie bit-part mainstay...who here confirms her character-actor cred as young-but-weathered carer Grace.5 stars out of 5 -- SHORT TERM 12 is a miracle of a movie. Beautifully written and perfectly played, all of human life is here...I AM NOT A HIPSTER director Destin Daniel Cretton expands his 2008 short of the same name into a feature film depicting the struggles of a compassionate twentysomething contending with some unexpected life developments while working as a supervisor at a home for at-risk teens. Grace (Brie Larson) has dedicated her life to helping kids who have slipped through the cracks of the system. Committed to her job and in love with kindhearted co-worker Mason (John Gallagher Jr.), she's still struggling to make sense of her own troubled past when she learns that her life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, into the facility walks a young girl who's been constantly shifted between group homes due to dangerous behavior. Almost immediately, Grace forges a powerful connection with her new charge. Now if Grace can just open up to Mason the way she encourages her kids to open up to her, she may find a way to make peace with the future while still providing support to the kids who depend on her the most.
Cast Brett Pawlak (Director of Photography)
Destin Cretton (Director)
Destin Cretton (Screenwriter)
Joel P. West (Composer)
Melora Walters (Co-Star)
Frantz Turner (Co-Star)
Brie Larson (Star)
Diana-Maria Riva (Co-Star)
John Gallagher (Star)
Rami Malek (Star)
Kaitlyn Dever (Star)
Kevin Hernandez (Co-Star)
Keith Stanfield (Star)
Stephanie Beatriz (Co-Star)
Lydia DuVeaux (Co-Star)
Alex Calloway (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region [unknown] Note: Over 60 minutes of bonus features include: Deleted scenes Behind-the-scenes featurette Making the music featurette Cast and crew screening featuring The Shivers Short Term 12: the original short film Trailers, teasers and outreach partners Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Behind The Scenes,DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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