The trailer has been released for Destin Daniel Cretton‘s Short Term 12. The movie stars Brie Larson as Grace, a young woman who works at a foster-care facility for at-risk kids, but she also has to face her own demons. I loved the movie when I saw it at SXSW, but it’s a tough sell. You can see that in the trailer, as it throws a lot at the viewer, and gives away huge moments in the movie. I don’t know if this trailer will lessen the impact of the film, and I understand that many readers will need more than my word to see this movie, but I encourage you trust me on this one.
If you need a bit more encouragement to see the flick (and you really should see it), hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Keith Stanfield, and Rami Malek. Short Term 12 opens in limited release on August 23rd. Click here to read my review from SXSW.
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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 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: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places. The second feature from Destin Daniel Cretton (I Am Not a Hipster), Short Term 12 also stars Kaitlyn Dever (Bad Teacher), Rami Malek (The Master), and Keith Stanfield.