Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Short Term 12

At a reformatory for problematic youth, a dedicated counselor's (Brie Larson) painful past comes to the foray with the arrival of a similarly troubled teen. Short Term 12 is cut from the same cookie cutter mold that diminishes and decolorizes many indie movies and takes on a phony air beyond that. Larson tries too way hard in a role that garnered widespread acclaim.
** out of ****