I can’t recommend Short Term 12 enough. In a year where you know exactly what you’re going to get from most movies, director Destin Cretton has delivered an unexpected gem of a picture that’s at turns funny, moving, heartbreaking, and joyous. What’s more, it moves through these tones without missing a beat. Anchored by an amazing performance from star Brie Larson, this is a movie you don’t want to miss because when 2013 is over, Short Term 12 has a good chance of being on your Top 10 list.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Short Term 12. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. Short Term 12 opens in Atlanta on September 13th.
To enter for a chance to get you and a guest into the movie, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “SHORT TERM 12”. The screening is on Monday, September 9 @ 7:30 PM at Landmark Midtown, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for Short Term 12:
SHORT TERM 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty- something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.)
But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility – Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever), a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.
She and Mason also struggle to help Marcus (Keith Stanfield) – an intense, quiet kid who is about to turn 18 – manage through the difficulty of having to leave the facility.
Grace comes to find – in both her work and the new teenager in her care – surprising sources of redemption. And while the subject matter is complex and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places.