Hailee Steinfeld is having a moment. Yes, she has some blockbuster clout with Pitch Perfect 2, Ender’s Game, and Barely Lethal, but her performance in The Edge of Seventeen is garnering a lot of attention from critics, who liken the film to classic coming-of-age films like Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Hear more good things about it in the new red-band trailer.
Few stories truly capture the high school experience — the awkward teen years, the sexual awakening, the fear what awaits beyond, and the psychological torment of other kids. The Edge of Seventeen does a pretty stellar job. Steinfeld portrays Nadine, a high school junior facing all of the above at a time when her Americana jock brother starts dating her best friend, causing a rift between them. What forms a light at the end of the tunnel is her new friendship with a boy named Erwin (Hayden Szeto).
The film’s also got Woody Harrelson, Kira Sedgwick, Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some!), Haley Lu Richardson (The Bronze), and marks the directorial debut of writer Kelly Fremon Craig.
Watch the trailer below. The Edge of Seventeen hits theaters on November 18th.