Short Term 12

Short Term 12 ★★★★★

“Why are you so nice to me?”

short term 12 is, for lack of better words, simple. simple yet elaborately crafted.
the sound of teeth-brushing, water running down the drain, the buzz coming from hair clipper, the whirling from mason whipping the cream. every little detail and your senses are being amplified and sharpened because of how much you want to savor all the moments. you could say that they’re trivial but that’s what makes this film feel so endearing and kind. We’re talking about the type of kindness that you know is coming from the most sincere, vulnerable place of your heart. just like mason, grace, the kids, when the time comes, you just pour your fucking heart out without holding back. Sometimes movies with style similar to short term 12 would seem like they’re trying too hard or even, stilted. But this film is nothing but honesty. and oh boy do we need more movies like this.

i almost forgot what this film could do to you. i was full on sobbing throughout the last 30 minutes, which was kind of awkward because all my roommates were in the same room with me (but goddamn it i WILL cry if i want to)

“You being serious now? Well, it's easy. It's because you are the weirdest, most beautiful person that I've ever met in my whole entire life.”

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