The Edge of Seventeen
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club - an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world. Everyone knows… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 18, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Edge of Seventeen's sharp script -- and Hailee Steinfeld's outstanding lead performance -- make this more than just another coming-of-age dramedy.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Steinfeld is able to play Nadine at peak asshole, with huge sympathy.

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Stephanie Zacharek
TIME Magazine

Craig and her actors, all of them wonderful, have freshened up the genre: As familiar as the basic story may be, it also hits some raw, nuanced notes.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

It's not exactly a caterpillar-to-butterfly tale. More like a grub to a beetle--a different kind of coming of age story, yet one that's oh so familiar as Nadine learns to appreciate the people right there at arm's reach.

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Nico Lang

The wisest and smartest teen comedy in years.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

This is a movie about a teen, first and foremost, rather than a "teen movie," and that's exactly what makes it feel like a peerless example for the genre.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Likely no one will be surprised at the trajectory of The Edge of Seventeen's plot and where it ends up, but it has heart, raw emotion, and fantastic performances

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Zach Schonfeld

That weird, messy puzzle of trauma and affection where our high school memories reside is what powers The Edge of Seventeen.

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Jody Mitori
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

One of the pleasures of Edge of Seventeen is it makes you nostalgic for high school yet so relieved it's over.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

One can only look forward to what the future brings us from Kelly Fremon Craig.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Essentially hoisted by a remarkable performance from Hailee Steinfeld, the film is a quirky yet relatable tale of adolescence. The Edge of Seventeen's… More
Sanjay Rema
I'm a sucker for any decent coming-of-age story. Even average ones are time well spent, and this one proves it. The movie isn't as clever as it thinks… More
Mark Hobin
The adolescent feeling that "nobody understands me" has been done before. The Edge of Seventeen is a fresh take that adds to a genre already crowded… More
KJ Proulx
From The Breakfast Club to Superbad, the coming-of-age genre has been fairly popular through the years, and The Edge of Seventeen is just another classic to add… More
Nicki Marie
Not bad, but I found the heroine annoying and self centered (I know, she's 17). Her best friend, the same age, was much more likable. I have seen many… More
Spencer Macklin
Classic Harrelson