Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Short Term 12 (2013)

Director: Destin Cretton
Writer:    Destin Cretton
Cast:       Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallaghar Jr.

Short term 12 is a foster care facility and the film is told through the eyes of the supervisor Grace, who is also in a relationship with her co-worker Mason. We learn more about Grace as she interacts with a new inmate with whom she relates to a lot.

It reminded me of the Malayalam film 'Mudra' which was set in a juvenile facility but was more about the inmates rather than the caretakers, whom were all not very nice towards them. In Short Term 12 the caretakers are very nice/too nice and story is kind of predictable and manipulative. It is a decent film tackling a situation that is rarely dealt with by mainstream cinema.

Rating: 3.5/5