An impeccably cast coming of age comedy filled with all the tropes of the finest teen dramas, The Edge Of Seventeen is immediately familiar yet warm and satisfying all the same. Woody Harrelson’s understated genius steals every scene he’s in, and Hailee Steinfeld gives a career best performance, nailing the awkward adolescence and never letting the film’s later stages step too hard into overbearing sentimentality. The third act wraps a little too quickly, but with its influences firmly entrenched in its 80s influences and a lead character both realistic and relatable, this is a refreshing take on an occasionally tired genre.


4 Stars

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