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.