1. Movie reviewer David Edelstein reviews Short Term 12, a film by Destin Daniel Cretton. The film is set in a temporary group home for abused and/or unstable teens: 

Brie Larson (right) gives a breakout performance in Short Term 12. I didn’t recognize her from her role as the savvy ex-girlfriend in The Spectacular Now. Her transparency made me forget that she has ever done anything else onscreen. There’s no residue of other roles. Grace has been a victim herself, and it’s dismaying to watch her hold and talk her charges down and then act out at home with her boyfriend, another counselor named Mason played by John Gallagher, Jr. (left) from The Newsroom. Gallagher’s gentle, self-effacing performance is as finely-wrought in its way as Larson’s. 
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    Movie reviewer David Edelstein reviews Short Term 12, a film by Destin Daniel Cretton. The film is set in a temporary group home for abused and/or unstable teens:

    Brie Larson (right) gives a breakout performance in Short Term 12. I didn’t recognize her from her role as the savvy ex-girlfriend in The Spectacular Now. Her transparency made me forget that she has ever done anything else onscreen. There’s no residue of other roles. Grace has been a victim herself, and it’s dismaying to watch her hold and talk her charges down and then act out at home with her boyfriend, another counselor named Mason played by John Gallagher, Jr. (left) from The Newsroom. Gallagher’s gentle, self-effacing performance is as finely-wrought in its way as Larson’s.

  2. fresh air

    review

    david edelstein

    Short Term 12

    brie larson

    john gallagher jr.

    destin daniel cretton