Movie Review: Short Term 12


So this is the first movie review back from hiatus, and it has earned a spot in my top favorite indies. If you love emotional movies with such realism that scenes are painful to watch, then this is a movie you need to rent (or buy) ASAP. 

Short Term 12 is about Grace, played by Brie Larson. She works at a foster care facility for at risk teens, and she has a troubled past as well. It isn't until Jayden, a girl with a similar history, shows up at the facility that Grace starts to confront these issues. 

This movie is HEARTBREAKING. There were so many times that chills literally ran up my arms. The actors (all of them) are phenomenal and paint such an emotional depiction of each and every character. There were numerous times that I could feel them all breaking apart.

The romance was organic and real. The realism in this movie is so incredible that it almost feels like you're a voyeur, creepily peeping in on someone else's broken life. It was difficult to sit through at times, but it engrossed me in a way that I couldn't stop watching. 

Overall, one of the better indie movies I've seen with a heavy subject matter. With superb actors and a stellar script, it's one to watch. A-

A 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.



  1. I adore Brie Larson's acting. She's just got this quality where you want to root for her or hate her (when she's playing a the bad guy). :)

  2. I haven't even heard of this one! I think I'll need to look into it though! :)

  3. So glad you enjoyed! I loved The Perks and, of course, I'm always up for breaking my heart int oa million pieces with a good, heartbreaking movie. Yes, sign me up :)

  4. Short Term 12 offers the most concrete proof yet that Brie Larson will be with us long-term.
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