Do you remember what it was like to be 17? As your memories come flooding back, you probably wouldn’t go back to being a teen in high school for any amount of money!
However, the new film “The Edge of Seventeen,” starring Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine, brings you back to that mindset in the current day setting. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, this coming-of-age movie is deightful and insightful.
Steinfeld was adamant about the fact that this is not a teen movie, but a coming-of-age film.
While Nadine thinks she has the answers to everything in life, she realizes “that she absolutely does not [and then] realizes that’s OK,” Steinfeld said. “She has this strength, this underlying strength that really comes through, that I think every young woman has.”
“What makes this film universal is the fact that forms of communication change, but relationships don’t. I think growing up doesn’t change,” Steinfeld added.
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