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Comedy, Coming of Age, Romance
When quizzed by her best friend to spill the beans about her weekend, virginal misfit Olive makes up a hot encounter with a college boy in the hope it will increase her popularity. Word soon gets around about her supposed promiscuity, but instead of denying the gossip, the student basks in her newfound 'bimbo' status. Unfortunately, lies have a tendency to come back and bite you, a bitter truth that poor Olive learns in spades. With snappy dialogue, a very charming performance from lead Emma Stone and some deliciously perceptive comments on teen life, this provocative high school comedy is as smart as it is funny.
A film guide that looks at The Edge of Seventeen (2016), exploring its key topics and themes through informal...
Smart comedy in which a new girl at school falls in with a popular crowd, only to find they are more vicious than any jungle cat.
11+ years 92 mins
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16+ years 82 mins
Low-budget, hilarious hit film about a smart, independent 16-year-old whose life changes when she finds she's pregnant by a boy at her school.
11+ years 92 mins
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We take a closer look at new teen high-school drama The Edge of Seventeen (which is out on DVD now) and how teenagers and their lives are represented on film.
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