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Brie Larson
John Gallagher Jr.
Kaitlyn Dever
Frantz Turner
Rami Malek
Destin Cretton
Destin Cretton
Running Time
97 minutes

Short Term 12
All hail Brie Larson

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GoldDerby is a short-term foster-care centre for troubled teenagers, presided over by young supervisors — and secret couple — Grace (Larson) and Mason (Gallagher Jr.). The arrival of suicidal Jayden (Dever) forces Grace to process her own past and present — chiefly the baby she is covertly carrying.

Short Term 12 is a miracle of a movie. Beautifully written and perfectly played, all of human life is here: the good, the bad, the messy and the uplifting.

Reviewed by Ian Freer

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