Short Term 12Drama/Comedy
Box Office: $0.8M
PRINCIPAL CASTBrie Larson, Keith Stanfield, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek
DIRECTORDestin Daniel Cretton
WRITERDestin Daniel Cretton
PRODUCERRon Najor, Joshua Astrachan, Asher Goldstein, Maren Olson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERDouglas Stone, David Kaplan, Frederick W. Green
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge -- and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.
But Grace's own difficult past -- and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself -- throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.
While the subject matter is complex and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth -- and humor -- in unexpected places.
language and brief sexuality