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Short Term 12
Short Term 12
Short Term 12
Genre Drama
Running Time 96 min
Release Date Aug 23, 2013
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Short Term 12

The story is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty- something supervisor at a foster-care 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.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 - Jayden, a gifted but troubled… Show more

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August 29, 2013 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

A quietly overwhelming drama set in a residential facility for troubled teenagers, Destin Cretton’s film emphasizes low-key moments of humanity. Brie Larson stars as a staffer with issues of her own; Cretton has padded her backstory out from his superior 2008 short version, but this is still a tough, lovely film.

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