WHO’S IN IT?
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Haley Lu Richardson (The Last Survivors), Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some!!), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Kyra Sedgwick (Secondhand Lions), Hayden Szeto (Fortune Cookie), Eric Keenleyside (Delivered), Laine MacNeil (Horns), Katie Stuart (The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants), Alexander Calvert (If I Had Wings)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kelly Fremon Craig (film debut), director, writer, producer; Julie Ansell (Spanglish), James L. Brooks (The Simpsons Movie) and Richard Sakai (Jerry Maguire), producers; Atli Örvarsson (Season of the Witch), composer; Doug Emmett (Bachelorette), cinematographer; Tracey Wadmore-Smith (Sweet Home Alabama), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Nadine (Steinfeld) is a high school junior who is finding it difficult to overcome her initial awkwardness and insecurity, something that is intensified when she discovers that her best friend Krista (Richardson) is dating her older brother Darian (Jenner). Feeling more alone than ever, she soon finds that a friendship with an equally awkward but thoughtful boy (Szeto) might bring her out of her own sense of self-doubt, and help her learn to appreciate her flawed but comfortable life…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Edge of Seventeen is a funny and heartfelt teen film that pays subtle homage to John Hughes’ timeless filmography, including its very own complicated protagonist played by Hailee Steinfeld.