Short Term 12 2013

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Written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge, and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.).

Starring:
Brie Larson,John Gallagher Jr.
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Short Term 12

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr.
Supporting actors Kaitlyn Dever
Studio TMP
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on 9 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
The travails of a group of abused children and their carers in a in a temporary foster home may not seem a likely subject for a heart-warming film, but the director cleverly avoids the traps of cliché and mawkishness to create, through a roller coaster of emotions, an inspirational and life-affirming experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Harwood on 4 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This was a real pleasure to watch. The story is one that had been re-produced in many ways, but this somehow demonstrated a special human quality of survival after trauma and abuse. I loved the two stars who had great chemistry and in fact made the whole film totally believable. Fantastic.
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By WildIrishGuy on 17 Dec 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is so unbelievable, very American sugar sweet and with a key actor supposedly at that tender age in charge of an assessment centre for teenagers. No way is this for real and the fact that she has a screwed up background as well and unresolved issues is pushing the story too far. If set in England in a harsher environment say inner city or sink estate with an powerful actor in her late twenties with added weight this story could have worked without the personal baggage thrown in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on 24 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
touching, simple story, true to the bone, good performances and great ending song
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By connorf95 on 10 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
It's an absolute enjoyment when you come across a relatively obscure indie film. And Destin Daniel Cretton's drama is a perfect film, something that is criminally overlooked in stores where the bigger budgets matter more and are placed in the limelight of retail instead of substantial films like Short Term 12.
The direction is amazing, the story expresses a positive energy out of a very dark subject because of the theme of hope surrounding this short term care facility and it's damaged inhabitants, including the carers themselves. Brie Larson really shows us how truly excellent she is at acting, and the other cast do too, and along with the direction and the very dark yet bittersweet story, these all contribute to develop a perfect film that has aims at a very wide audience and demographic, only if the film was given more attention than just at film festivals (which allow us to discover amazing films). And, I've said this for a long time; you don't need a big budget to create an excellent film.
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By Joe on 2 July 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Good story
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Format: DVD
I agree totally with all the positive things said by other reviewers here about this beautifully made film, so no point in my repeating what's already been said. But for the benefit of those who, like me, have hearing difficulties of one sort or another, I would like to point out that this DVD does NOT have subtitles. The dialogue is a little hard to pick up in places - which didn't spoil the film for me, though - so be aware of this if you are hard of hearing. A lot of "indie" films like this don't have subtitles on the DVD release, because it's not cheap to do, it all adds to the budget overall. But it would be helpful if websites that sell or rent out DVDs were to state whether or not the disc has subtitles for the hard of hearing - or indeed for viewers whose first language isn't English. Lovely film, though. Do watch!
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Format: DVD
Drama set in a halfway house for kids with troubled backgrounds,the two supervisors Grace & Mason also come from dysfunctional backgrounds which are revealed as the film plays out.
The director had experince of one of these places & alot of what you see is based on what he saw,loud sometimes violent outbursts followed by quiet,where the child would try & explain what was in thier head,but in thier way,somtimes by made up stories.
The film centres on Marcus who is coming up to his 18th birthday & is due to leave.Jayden arrives & has already come from various other homes or halfway houses,she's angry & not keen on making short term friends.Marcus does not want to leave as he obviously has still got many demons,Jayden wants out but life with her dad means more abuse,some with a belt.

All the kids have a maximum time there of one year but Grace & Mason know that they cant allow Jayden to go home to her dad & she is not the only one.
There are no big emotional scenes,by that i mean crying & just when you think it might get sentimental you get wrong footed.The whole film is massively underplayed which makes everything feel raw.
Good performances all round but it's Brie Larson as Grace who steals the show,she is outstanding.Character wise she reminded me a bit of Carol Hathaway from "ER" years ago,can deal with just about anything,a true people person.

Brilliantly acted,understated,underplayed,low budget wins again!! very good.
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