Short Term 12
Director: Destin Cretton
Running time: 97 mins Released: 1st November 2013
About Short Term 12
Grace (Brie Larson) is a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for teenagers with troubled backgrounds and emotional problems. She is passionate about protecting her charges and feels an attachment to them, but she also imposes order in their lives with a tough no-nonsense attitude. Her long-term boyfriend and co-worker Mason (John Gallagher Jr) is devoted to her but struggles with her single-mindedness and worries that he will always come second to her work. When a new girl named Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever) arrives at the facility Grace recognises some of her own faults and issues in the violent, withdrawn teen. She and Mason also struggle to help a boy who is due to leave their care, and defend the welfare of the children against their boss.