High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.
“The Edge of Seventeen” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama movie released in 2016. The film was written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig and stars Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, and Kyra Sedgwick.
The movie follows the life of a high school student named Nadine Franklin (played by Hailee Steinfeld), who is struggling to cope with the challenges of adolescence. Her best friend Krista (played by Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her older brother Darian (played by Blake Jenner), which makes Nadine feel even more alone and misunderstood.
Nadine seeks solace in her interactions with her sarcastic and witty teacher Mr. Bruner (played by Woody Harrelson) and a new student at school, Erwin (played by Hayden Szeto). As she navigates the ups and downs of teenage life, Nadine learns valuable lessons about friendship, family, and the importance of embracing who you are.
The film received critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of adolescence and its honest and heartfelt performances from its cast. It was also praised for its sharp and witty writing, which balanced the serious and humorous aspects of the story with skill and nuance.