- Directed by: Destin Cretton
- With: Brie Larson and Frantz Turner
- 96 Minutes
- IMDb: 8.1
Review: There are only a couple of movies that made me feel the way that “Short Term 12” did. This powerful and moving story takes place a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers where both kids and some elements of the staff had some rough moments in their childhood, being displaced from a parent or even abducted. Grace is a 20-something supervisor that works alongside with her longtime boyfriend, Mason.
Grace always kept her problems away from everyone but with the arrival of a new girl, named Jayden, her life will never be the same again. While trying to help Jayden, Grace has to remind herself of the troubles that she had in her childhood and with the help of Mason and Jayden she will find the courage that she needs to face at last the problems that bother her for a long time.
“Short Term 12” shows a reality that is unknown for a lot of people. It’s about fighting for survival and about growing up. It was so wonderful to watch and I felt connected to the story right from the beginning.
The acting was so amazing and I am still astonished about how great was to watch Grace dealing with her problems while she was helping Jayden. For those children, hope was almost gone and therefore the staff task was sometimes really hard to accomplish.
Grace and Mason chemistry was one of the strongest points of the film, because the way that they solved their problems together gives a touch of romance that gives power to the story (“It’s because you are the weirdest, most beautiful person that I’ve ever met in my whole entire life.”). “Short Term 12” it’s a another proof of the great quality of indie movies and it reaches your heart with this moving and touching story. Because sometimes, when you think there is no hope left for you, you just have to keep fighting for your life. “Short Term 12” it’s a ride filled with drama, joy and moving moments.