Short Term 12

Short Term 12 tells the sweet, simple tale of Grace, a carer in a Los Angeles home for troubled teens. Working alongside her crumply boyfriend Mason, she’s the picture of calm professionalism, gentle, kind, patient and winningly empathetic with her charges. But it’s a fragile front; underneath she’s still an emotionally and physically traumatised and terrified little girl, something that becomes painfully apparent when an abused 15 year old called Jayden arrives at the home….

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Short Term 12 is one of those films where the images and the emotions stick with you long after the credits have rolled. The portraits of Grace, Mason, their co-workers and their kids are intimate, real, heartfelt and heart-rendering, and Brie Larson as Grace is simply luminous – I haven’t been this impressed with a young actress is quite some time. And it’s absolutely beautifully shot too, the colours and the light are magnificent. So: it’s wonderfully affirming cinema experience, I really loved it, and I’m kicking myself it took me such a long to see it. Don’t make the same mistake.