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Plot, Details & Awards

Short Term 12

(2013)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality.

R In Theaters 09/20/2013 , 96min.
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Plot & Details

'Short Term 12' is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at a 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.). But Grace's own difficult past - and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself - throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth - and humor - in unexpected places. The second feature from Destin Daniel Cretton ('I Am Not a Hipster'), 'Short Term 12' also stars Kaitlyn Dever ('Bad Teacher'), Rami Malek ('The Master'), and Keith Stanfield.

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Brie Larson Won
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Picture Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay Destin Daniel Cretton Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Destin Daniel Cretton Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Brie Larson Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Editing Nat Sanders Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Nominated
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Brie Larson Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

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