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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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

Thanks to its edgy sense of humor and achingly accurate poignancy, the flick will touch a nerve with anyone who has ever had to ride that tidal wave of teenage angst. By the way, that's everybody.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

This first-rate teen comedy brilliantly captures the turbulence of adolescence thanks to writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig's smartly funny script and to Steinfeld's terrific lead performance.

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Nico Lang

The wisest and smartest teen comedy in years.

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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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Britt Hayes

A gloriously real story that feels as timeless as the great teen comedies of John Hughes, and as painful as My So-Called Life. It's the kind of movie that only comes around once every decade or so, but it's well worth the wait.

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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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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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José Martín
El antepenúltimo mohicano

Fremon's film has some of the 80's teen aroma of its classic Say Anything (1989), which makes it an inescapable date for those who longed for a quality youthful comedy. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Gimly M.
"Shit. Underdeveloped? Overdeveloped? A good movie's a good movie." - Ice T