The Edge of Seventeen Reviews

  • Sep 09, 2019

    In the canon of coming-of-age movies, this is an underrated gem, but it should be writ large on anyone's favorite list. This film is brimming with sharp wit, replete with humor and fraught with laughs. Steinfeld is crafty in her ability to simultaneously engender a sense of pathos with the audience, while contemporaneously ginning up contempt as a self-deluded imp. He character's duality is redolent of the ebbs and flows of the tumult of growing up. What really spells the soul of this film is the relationship between Steinfeld and Harrelson. They riff off each other masterfully, while contemporaneously managing to incorporate parables of life as well. It's my duty to foist this movie on anyone ferreting for a good time and bubbly fun, but don't blame me if you become besotted by it. I'm certain you will be cackling and guffawing with laughs all night.

    In the canon of coming-of-age movies, this is an underrated gem, but it should be writ large on anyone's favorite list. This film is brimming with sharp wit, replete with humor and fraught with laughs. Steinfeld is crafty in her ability to simultaneously engender a sense of pathos with the audience, while contemporaneously ginning up contempt as a self-deluded imp. He character's duality is redolent of the ebbs and flows of the tumult of growing up. What really spells the soul of this film is the relationship between Steinfeld and Harrelson. They riff off each other masterfully, while contemporaneously managing to incorporate parables of life as well. It's my duty to foist this movie on anyone ferreting for a good time and bubbly fun, but don't blame me if you become besotted by it. I'm certain you will be cackling and guffawing with laughs all night.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    Heartbreakingly good. Plus a tidy, happy ending - which might not be realistic, but has to be done, is itself good, and doesn't actually spoil it.

    Heartbreakingly good. Plus a tidy, happy ending - which might not be realistic, but has to be done, is itself good, and doesn't actually spoil it.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    One of the greatest coming-of-age films of all time!

    One of the greatest coming-of-age films of all time!

  • Aug 10, 2019

    Great performances from Harrelson and Stienfield make up this great teen Drama/Comedy. Highly recommend Edge of Seventeen

    Great performances from Harrelson and Stienfield make up this great teen Drama/Comedy. Highly recommend Edge of Seventeen

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Had so much fun watching it. definitely enjoyable and worth the time

    Had so much fun watching it. definitely enjoyable and worth the time

  • Jul 13, 2019

    where was this movie when i was seventeen??

    where was this movie when i was seventeen??

  • Jul 10, 2019

    A really cute film but unfortunately not very unique

    A really cute film but unfortunately not very unique

  • Jul 01, 2019

    Rides the line between pure authenticity and over-written melodrama. Steinfeld and her character carry such natural weight to them; just like any "enlightened" teen, she's consistently saying and doing the wrong thing, all while thinking she's being very mature and smart. However, the speeches at the end and the teen dramedy clichés keep it from true greatness.

    Rides the line between pure authenticity and over-written melodrama. Steinfeld and her character carry such natural weight to them; just like any "enlightened" teen, she's consistently saying and doing the wrong thing, all while thinking she's being very mature and smart. However, the speeches at the end and the teen dramedy clichés keep it from true greatness.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Great film, excellent acting and solid characters.

    Great film, excellent acting and solid characters.

  • Jun 17, 2019

    The ending was solid, and it passed the time just fine, however I spent most of the movie hovering between infuriated and annoyed by the actions of the main character. She was an entitled brat pretty much the whole movie.

    The ending was solid, and it passed the time just fine, however I spent most of the movie hovering between infuriated and annoyed by the actions of the main character. She was an entitled brat pretty much the whole movie.