3SMReviews: Short Term 12

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3SMReviews: Short Term 12

Sometimes when there is a lot of tremendous gushing about a movie* it scares me off and that’s one reason it took me so long to catch up with this fabulous film.  However, I should not have tarried, as this has an interesting setting (“short-term” care facility for troubled youth) and great female character in the lead as well as an excellent romantic interest.  It’s sweet without being saccharine and hard without being formidable, and I highly recommend you search it out.

Cost: free from Library’s Hoopla
Where watched: at home

*The Filmspotting podcast I listen to could not say enough good things about this movie.

poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2013/short_term_twelve.html

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  • S. K. Sterner

    It is funny how that sometimes happens when you hear something so good about book/museum/restaurant/movie X. But how wonderful that it wasn’t just hype. Glad you enjoyed.

  • S. K. Sterner

    And wah lah! Commenty goodness complete! And no fussy comments!!!

  • Heather

    This sounds like it may need to go on my list… I am afraid it will be reminiscent as I hung around with teens who ended up in juvenile facilities…

  • Jan W.

    Just last night I saw this on a list of “best movies on Netflix that you should watch”! I’ll add it to my queue.

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