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Short Term 12 Movie Review Summary

Actors: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Keith Stanfield, Kaitlyn Dever

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Grace is a young woman, working at a short-term foster-care facility for at-risk youths. She works with, among others, her boyfriend Mason and newcomer Nate. Nate attempts to settle in and get a bead on exactly how to treat the children, while Grace struggles with revealing to Mason the fact that she is pregnant. Having been impregnated under adverse circumstances in the past, the idea of having a child terrifies her and stirs up emotional baggage. Grace, Mason, and Nate try to reach Marcus, a young black man who rarely talks, nervous about his upcoming 18th birthday, upon which he will asked to leave the facility and go into the world on his own. Grace also attempts to get to know Jayden, the daughter of a friend of the head of the facility, staying in the facility while her single father is out of town on work. After talking to Jayden over an extended period, Grace realizes that Jayden is deeply troubled after all... and perhaps her story is not terribly different from Grace's story as a child. She is forced to confront a series of life-changing decisions at once: she tries to deal with her straining relationship with Mason, the pending parole of her father from prison, and the treatment of Jayden, whom Grace believes should not be allowed to be around her father. All of these problems come to a head at once, leaving Grace's mental health pushed to the brink.
The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar





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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   social worker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   impregnation/reproduction Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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