Monday, September 16, 2013

Short Term 12 (2013)

Director: Destin Cretton. Cast: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr. 96 min. Rated R. Drama.

A staff of twenty-something social workers run a short-term in-house foster care facility (the twelfth in the region, I guess) of juvenile delinquents, trying to heal them through (very dangerously) empathizing with them. Tough movie to get through; similar to End of Watch, you wonder how these people mentally survive the daily job, taking care of disturbed teenagers and experiencing their pain throughout. With a mesmerizing performance by somewhat-newcomer Brie Larson, I was so glad this 99% scorer on the Tomatometer miraculously left some room for hope at the end.

Mo says:


  1. Nice , smooth , simple , soft challenges with tough things and finally inspiring . A lot ! The stories in foster-care facilities is always almost touching , specially when they come back to back , ...from kids to their care givers.Lovely casting and performance .Great job! " To try and convince director Destin Cretton to cast her Brie Larson told him that she had applied to volunteer with disadvantaged children after reading the script in order to research the role. Cretton was impressed and Larson did not reveal until later that she had been rejected by every organization she had applied to."

  2. Brie Larson is amazing element of this movie. She started her career in TV, but only in a matter of years she has shot to fame in "Rampart", "The Spectacular Now", "Don Jon", and this film. Very promising actress.