• The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

The Edge of Seventeen

Release Date: November 18th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2017

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until an unexpected friendship with a thoughtful teen (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Hayden Szeto, Alexander Calvert, Eric Keenleyside

Director: Kelly Fremon

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Gracie Films, STX Entertainment

Distributors: STX Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Emotional, Friendship, Best friend, Office, Mother, Cheeky, House, Growing up, Cool, 2010s, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Fremon Craig doesn’t radically alter the conventions of the coming-of-age narrative, and so a general predictability settles over the proceedings pretty quickly. With that said, though, she does a good job observing the relationships between her central characters. show more

  • 80
    Britt HayesScreenCrush

    It’s the kind of movie that only comes around once every decade or so, but it’s well worth the wait. show more

  • 80
    Jon FroschThe Hollywood Reporter

    Fast, full-hearted and graced with a beautifully modulated lead turn by Hailee Steinfeld, the movie takes the risk of playing it straight and sincere — and the risk pays off. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy