"The Edge of Seventeen" is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen
Candles and The Breakfast Club - an honest, candid, often hilarious look at
what it's like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world. 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 starts dating her best friend Krista. All at once, Nadine
feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy
gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
"The Edge of Seventeen" marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director
Kelly Fremon Craig, and is produced by Academy Award winner James L.
Brooks - the filmmaker behind big-screen, character-driven classics such as
Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, Big, Say Anything, The Simpsons, Jerry
Maguire and As Good as It Gets. The film is getting plenty of comparisons to
the John Hughes' The Breakfast Club, but it's mostly modern soundtrack helps
set it apart from those 80s classics: Santigold's new rollicking “Who I Thought
You Were”, a standout off this year's 99, opens the movie and a pivotal party
scene is filled with tracks by festival favorites like Two Door Cinema Club and
Anderson Paak. Furthermore the soundtrack of the film features a hearty and
exciting mix of talents as diverse as Aimee Mann, Phantogram, Birdy, Handsome
Poets, Miike Snow and others.
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