Short Term 12 Synopsis
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a 20-something supervisor at a facility for at-risk teenagers.
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One of my new all-time favorite movies - must go!

By TopBull1
You will laugh, cry, and won't be bored. This is a fabulous little movie. We took our 17 year old daughter and her friend and they both loved it as well. Great script, great acting, and well-paced....

Best Movie This Year So Far

By sammydeezy
The characters in this movie were fantastic and the directing doesn't have all the sentimentality shoved right in your face. The director places their emotions and anguish in a a very neutral place...

An emotional, beautiful story

By nise1231
Beautiful story that makes you believe that people can still rise above, change, and remain good despite their surroundings telling them they can't. The quick glimpses into the lives of the children...

Admirable!

By pedsarq
This movie doesn't have any real flaws that I can point to. It's well acted, well thought out, and constantly engaging in a way that kept me interested and guessing. The setting is a foster care...

Touching realistic romance in a foster care institution

By jdowney3
A really well-acted story about teenagers in a foster care facility, with a complicated romance between two of the staff weaving throughout the movie. Not a slow moment in the whole movie, and...

Film worth watching

By VAmovie_goer
Short Term 12 is a story of how emotions play a critical role in how we define ourselves. Set in a center for disadvantaged children, Short Term 12 shows the many sides of hurt, suffering and a need...

Oscarworthy

By dennisSflynn
Beautifully written and brilliantly executed. Flawless. The most inspirational film of the year. Not flashy with tons of bells and whistles, but pure heart, soul and emotion. You will fall in love...

Short Term 12

By jeanjennett
My husband and I share over 40 years experience in the environment portrayed in this movie. Everything about it was very realistic. The script and acting felt just like my experience in these types...

SHORT TERM 12

By edbowe
THE UNDERBELLY OF US CULTURE, FOSTER HOMES, KIDS BEING ABUSED, DIFFICULT ASSIGNMENTS BUT HUMANITY RISES OUT OF EVEN THE LEAST OF US! NATE SAYS IT BEST UNDERPRIVELEGED IN OUR SOCIETY GET A SCREENING....

tense

By godstevies
For those who were emotional tense at some point in there life. This is a look at the true underdogs that you have to pull for regardless....

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Rated R | For for language and brief sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Heartrending troubled-teen drama explores heavy themes.
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