The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Blu-ray Disc - 2017 | Blu-ray version.
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High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend starts dating her older brother.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A.
Publisher: Montréal : VVS Films, 2017.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Edge
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Aug 15, 2018

When I started watching The Edge of Seventeen I had very low expectations. If I'm being honest the plot itself isn't not exactly mind blowing. As a junior in high school, Nadine (played by Hailee Steinfeld) life is pretty complicated. Her best friend Kristi has always been by Nadine's side, that is until she starts dating Nadine's older brother. Now if I'm being honest, this movie is the definition of a teen drama though it still has it's moments. Woody Harrelson's character was the only one to really make me chuckle. I wished the movie focused more on Nadine's character rather than it's forced attempts at humour. 3 Stars
@Ruby_Tuesday of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

I would say that the prime aspect of this movie that I was absolutely blown away by was the accuracy of the way they represented day-to-day struggles that teenagers face. The producers perfectly explored the constant need to compare yourself to others and the need to accept the fact that there’s a chance your life may change in a split second depending on the smallest factors, which can happen all while trying to live up to the social standards set by your own peers. Although I personally cannot directly relate to a couple of Nadine’s troubles, I can list off numerous people that probably can. Nonetheless, I still found this movie to be an absolutely heartwarming and entertaining film. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed watching this movie and I’d definitely recommend it to mature audiences looking for a relatable, well-written and emotion-packed film. Rating: 3.5/5
- @BiggerPictureReviews of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

I did not expect to be as good as it was. It was so relatable and funny and I absolutely loved it. I loved all the problems in the story and how they related to teenagers so well in the movie. I loved the characters and how the actors portrayed them, it was phenomenal. It had a good storyline as well. I think teens and adults can watch this movie. I totally recommend this movie to teenagers and adults (aged 13-and over). I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars. You should definitely give this movie a watch and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.
- @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 29, 2018

I was hoping for more laughs less drama.

Apr 30, 2018

Cute move pretty good!

Apr 12, 2018

My absolute favorite coming of age story from 2017. Hailee Steinfeld has earned a new life long fan.

Dec 26, 2017

An excellent movie well acted and well laid out, accurate to the experience of today's teen (according to my daughter). As a parent I didn't like hearing or seeing everything I was hearing or seeing but if it's for the sake of knowing a bit of what teens go through, it was worth it.

Nov 24, 2017

The Edge of Seventeen is one of the best new movies I've seen this year. Though its main character is a teen, I think it could be enjoyed by more of a general adult audience than most teen movies. The cast and their performances are very good. The Edge of Seventeen is rated R for sexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens.

Oct 27, 2017

For her debut feature writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig has channeled the spirit of John Hughes to produce a misfit teen dramedy of surprising depth and candour. Deriving much of her humour from those memories of adolescent awkwardness we all carry around yet never stooping to slapstick or crude innuendo, Craig’s fully fleshed characters live in a real world with real issues—from bad hair to mental health to sexual propriety. Nadine hovers somewhere between whiny teen and troubled woman while older brother Darian quietly suffers through his own problems and mom occasionally goes off the rails (a heartfelt performance from Kyra Sedgwick). Woody Harrelson also stars as Nadine’s history teacher and sounding board—his mordant common sense giving her introverted ego a few much needed slaps—while Hayden Szeto plays a clumsy classmate who sees in Nadine all the things she can’t see in herself. But the film ultimately belongs to Steinfeld, her defensive lashings, self-sabotage, and embarrassingly realistic meltdowns hinting at a deeper vulnerability which touches a chord in those of us who spent our highschool years clinging to the shadows. Nice musical score too, and Vancouver always photographs well.

Oct 12, 2017

Interesting movie about how brother and sister can influence each other for either good or bad - a little hug between brother and sister can go a far way to help to keep a positive relationship in the family.

Sep 16, 2017

Witty and interesting !!!! Moments were they get carried away !!!!!!!!

Sep 13, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this movie. The underlying message is good for every person to hear. We all get caught up in our own lives at times, and we don't stop to think how other people might be experiencing life. We all experience good things and bad, and sometimes our good means another person is experiencing bad. Also, it's really easy to feel like the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Both great messages and made heartfelt in this movie.

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Dec 19, 2017

Ianandson thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 18

Nov 26, 2017

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Aug 24, 2017

Many quotes at IMDb including this on teens and their personal assistants:

My entire generation is a bunch of mouth breathers. They literally have a seizure if you take their phone away for a second, they can't communicate without emojis, and they actually think that the world wants to know that they are "eating a taco, exclamation point, smiley face, smiley face", like we give a fxck.


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