I’ve always been pretty intrigued by films about high school. I don’t know what that’s about seeing as I’m a full-fledged adult now (yeah… yeah, that’s what I am). Also, I’m a fan of Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit remake, anyone?) I love the way she says everything so, like, deadpan. It’s great. Just great.
I’m not too sure what struck a chord with me about this particular coming-of-age dram-com. I think it was the fact that more than it was a teen comedy, it was a comedy about a teen, who is so unlikeable to begin with that she’s likeable.
I really enjoyed pretty much every performance in Edge of Seventeen and, setting Hailee Steinfeld’s aside, Woody Harrelson’s was particularly notable. He is always enjoyable, but I find his role as strange, supportive mentor to be one of my favourites (hello, Haymitch!) The story was enough to sustain the film and I was actually pretty sad when it ended – I wanted more.
I just loved watching Nadine go from selfish, narcissistic teen dramatician (that’s a word I just made up, don’t Google it) into a slightly less selfish, slightly less narcissistic teen dramatician. It was an enjoyable ride. Maybe it wasn’t Oscar-worthy material, but it was fun and it was good!