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Review of Short Term 12 (2013)

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This is seriously the best among all the Indie movies I've watched so far. Simply amazing! The individual journey of characters, the plot, musical score, actors' chemistry! The material is so well written- extremely emotional without having to actually overdo things!

Brilliant!simply brilliant! And to think, this is the first feature length film of the director who also is the one who wrote the story. This is one of the very few films that actually deserves standing ovation!

Seeing closely to the storyline, it is not just about troubled kids and the wounded healer - It is a piece that genuinely depicts what fostering is all about and the amount of emotional labor it requires to actually be able to let everything in. It surmounts the typical wounded healer's role. It is actually something legit.

Coming from a perspective of a helping profession, this is so far the closest I can relate to. This is even better than Precious (which is one of my favourite of somehow related plot. But the way it was told, very cinematic, very moving. Everything just falls perfectly on its places. The silence is just perfectly timed, while the music is tuned so well.

What can I say, it's a shot where I can feel like I am also in.It's that surreal feeling that is realistic enough to be well-remembered and praised. Bravo Destin Cretton! Bravo! This makes me wanted to write more. ^_^
Added by cinephile
4 years ago on 12 February 2014 20:28

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