By Dalin Song
The Edge of Seventeen takes on a very exciting journey as we explore the youth of a seventeen-year-old high school girl Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld). This comedy-drama film shows the reality of an awkward high school girl who doesn’t fit in with other students at school. The main character is very relatable to most teenagers who are the targeted audiences as it fills with a lot of angst and cliché moments.
As cliché as it sounds, Nadine has a crush on a very popular and handsome boy at school and she sends him an embarrassing message on Facebook when she thinks her life is falling apart.
The movie then takes on a very sad and honest turn showing how this one impulse message leads Nadine to get to the bottom of her broken relationship with her brother Darian (Blake Jenner).
The Edge of Seventeen is very memorable to me in a way that Nadine is not just another nice but unpopular girl who turns pretty and popular all of a sudden with one appearance makeover. She’s not always nice to everyone including her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).
Nadine makes horrible mistakes that are relatable in real life. Hailee Steinfeld plays Nadine in a way that is reachable as she is not interested in making Nadine “pretty” or just another teen who is on the edge of becoming a beautiful woman. Hailee Steinfeld instead plays Nadine to be a person who can own up to her mistakes as she takes the audience on a journey to see how she grows up to be a better person as a young woman.
Make for a pleasant watch, The Edge of Seventeen is a movie you will enjoy most with a sibling and have a laugh together.