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Edge of Seventeen, The

Edge of Seventeen, The

Comedy, Drama

High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

The critical consensus

A very strong debut by writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig deals with all the usual teenage concerns — dating, family, school — in a way that tries to go beyond genre cliché, with a heroine who is often unlikeable but always believable.

****(*)Olly Richards, Empire Online, 28/11/2016

Steinfeld shines as an outsider demoted from BFF to third wheel in this derivative yet snappy and heartfelt teen movie.

***(*)(*)Mike McCahill, The Guardian, 29/11/2016

Hailee Steinfeld shines in an articulate albeit predictable teen movie from Kelly Fremon Craig.

***(*)(*)Eddie Harrison, The List, 28/11/2016

There’s enough acerbic humour and raw observation to stop this story of yet another mixed-up in-betweener becoming just too mushy.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 30/11/2016

A really pleasant surprise of a film.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 02/12/2016

Though the film isn’t exactly deep, Steinfeld makes it watchable and there’s amusing support from Woody Harrelson as her wry teacher.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 02/12/2016

Hailee Steinfeld and Hayden Szeto shine as awkward, lovelorn teens in this smart comedy by Kelly Fremon Craig.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 04/12/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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