The Edge of Seventeen Movie Review

Being a teenager is fun? You need to see this one.

The Edge of Seventeen was released in 2016. I am not an expert, but I’ll try to make my own review based on what I saw in this movie.

IMDB: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Initial release: November 18, 2016
Director: Fremon Craig
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Alexander Cavert

Nadine and Krista

This movie told about a story of one young teenage girl who got into the ‘lack of self-esteem’ since her childhood. This is probably what most of us felt. Those feeling when you don’t know whether you’ll going to fit into your friends and you end up being a lonely one, who got bullied sometimes. In this movie, the main character, Nadine, was a girl who saw herself as a ‘weird one’ and sometimes be bullied as a child. She finally made a friend, Krista, at primary school who became her only friend. Things went well, but then a problem came when she felt that Kristi had boyfriend. She felt like she lost someone, the only one who always be beside her. So then, she tried to find a way out from her problem.
Nadine and Mr Bruner

In my opinion, this story is great. Because it tells you that being a teenager with those low self-esteem, have less friends is difficult. You always look down to yourself and feel like the world is fighting you and they don’t like you. You feel like you want to make it better but you just don’t know how to do it. You also have to deal with people that probably see you as the overreacting one, the problematic one who make things difficult. Nadine’s brother (Darian) and her mother were one of them. They, of course, loved Nadine, but they just had no idea how to deal with Nadine and they often got into a fight. I liked how the story goes, it had a little romance thing but it was very cute. When you have a crush on someone but you just can’t do anything to get him/her to understand what you felt.

 There were two romance-related-thing in this movie. First, when Nadine had a crush over someone who she barely knew, but she liked him because she often saw him in school and facebook, and it turned out that he wasn’t as awesome as she thought. The second one was when Nadine’s classmate, Erwin, had a crush for Nadine, but he just took it slowly and even Nadine did not aware of that. I really like this Erwin! (lol). Another character that I liked from this movie is her teacher. He was patient in facing this type of problematic student.

This movie is a good option if you want to watch some life-relatable things, because I think it suits the reality of being a teenager. Being a teenager is complicated. A transition phase between childhood and adulthood is never been easy (I guess so…)

This post really have much spoiler. I do apologize for that. Happy watching and let me know what you think


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