STX Entertainment has released a red band trailer for The Edge of Seventeen. The movie is a coming-of-age dramedy starring Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2).
The Edge of Seventeen follows a teenager already dealing with her awkward existence. One day she discovers her best friend is dating her popular brother, leaving her feeling abandoned. It sounds like another generic “teenager dealing with teenager stuff” story at first. But mix in some naughty humor and some talented actors, and it becomes something that might just be worth checking out.
Continue below to watch the trailer, which of course comes with a NSFW warning.
The Edge of Seventeen is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world.
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).
All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board.
The Edge of Seventeen marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig, and is produced by Academy Award® winner James L. Brooks – the filmmaker behind big-screen, character-driven classics such as Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, Big, Say Anything, The Simpsons, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets.
The Edge of Seventeen arrives in theaters on September 30th.