Arts & Entertainment

SHORT TERM 12

This cute little indie flick, set in a boarding house for troubled teenagers, is both a dark horse and a bright spark. It is an all-round beautiful movie.

The script uses classic quirky humour to get audiences into the character’s hearts, before giving powerful insights into their psyches delivered through their art.

While the cinematography, music and performances are all brilliant, the real stand out is the screenplay, which covers an exceptional range and wraps everything up beautifully.

The film deals with some really heavy issues, yet it was created so well that nothing feels too daunting or overbearing. It is an emotional roller-coaster that leaves the viewer feeling fulfilled and optimistic. (LC)

****1/2

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