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Short Term 12 Rated R

Short Term 12 R PT96M

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SHORT TERM 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), 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 (John Gallagher Jr.) 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 -- Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever), a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. She and Mason also struggle to help Marcus (Keith Stanfield) -- an intense, quiet kid who is about to turn 18 -- manage through the difficulty of having to leave the facility. Grace comes to find -- in both her work and the new teenager in her care -- surprising sources of redemption. And while the subject matter is complex and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth -- and humor -- in unexpected places.

Running Time
1 hr 36 min
Release Date
August 23, 2013