I became intrigued by the fact the John Gallagher Jr., Brie Larson and Stephanie Beatriz were in it. But seriously, probably my favorite film that I have seen in the year 2014.
I’ve found that most films shot in this style seem to have a wandering story that doesn’t satisfyingly conclude - don’t get me wrong, sometimes I LOVE that - but Short Term 12 got somewhere.
In this day, in 2006 I had what I called “the worst day if my life.” I had gotten braces and was afraid I wouldn’t get my first kiss by the end of the school year. Here’s to you, 16 year old Emily. Believe me, there will be worse days, and better kisses.