Short Term 12

In 4Competitions by FilmJuice


Available on DVD and on Blu-Ray for the first time from 10th March

Funny and emotional and with heart, soul and character aplenty, Short Term 12 was the break out hit of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. The film went on to open to critical acclaim, Empire magazine calling it ‘One of the biggest surprises of the year’ and Rolling Stone magazine ‘an exceptional film that in every way breaks the mold’

Told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson – 21 Jump Street; Scott Pilgrim vs. The World; Don Jon), a twenty- something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, Short Term 12 is written and directed by Destin Cretton. 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 (John Gallagher Jr – The Newsroom). 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.

Beautifully acted, heartfelt and sincere, Short Term 12 offers tears and laughter in equal measure and finds truth, and humour, in unexpected places.