One of the better character studies of 2013 got released to the world on blu ray this week.
|"I'm sorry. Did you just say|
that they're cancelling The Newsroom?"
Short Term 12 is a unique piece of work that presents its viewer with an inside look at the world of broken and battered foster children while still preserving a glimmering positive light that will leave you with a feeling that everything is going to work out in the end. Short Term 12 was originally a 2008 short that director Destin Cretton finally had a chance to adapt to a full length feature.
|"Yes. That's what I said. I'm sorry."|
Short Term 12 is not a light film by any means. It's a sad yet beautiful excursion in to a strange but real world that most people wouldn't want to imagine exists today. This is a story about finding peace within yourself despite all the bad things that may have happened to you at the hands of abusive parents. This is a film about closure and knowing that its not your fault. But most of all, Short Term 12 is about moving on.....with the mentality that life will get a lot better if you let it.
-Review by Chris George