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