Film Review: “The Edge of Seventeen” (2016)

“Maybe no one likes you.”

A whip-smart, crackerjack coming of age flick in the vein of Mean Girls and the spectacular The Spectacular Now that takes immortal clichés and makes them feel fresh with the power of writing and performance.

My VHS cover pull-quote: “The only misstep comes in the form of one character named Nick who, at first, is the object of the conflicted Nadine’s desire, but then turns out to be a handsy creep. This is yet another instance of the Hollywood Machine perpetuating the stereotype that all Nicks are straight-up dicks. Newsflash, Spielbergland: only 68% of males named Nicholas turn out to be raging dumpster fire dinguses. Those are the facts.”

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