Short Term 12 ★★★★½

“Grace, you are a line staff. It’s not your job to interpret tears.”

Best: Incredible performances, writing, intimate direction, poignant story, excellent character work, score
Worst: Dull cinematography (save for around 2-3 shots)
Notable Bit: While most of the children were cast through open casting calls, LaKeith Stanfield was the only actor to return from the original short film Short Term 12 (2008). Director Destin Daniel Cretton had to struggle to reach him during the casting as he had quit acting and did not have a cell phone.

8.9/10

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