There’s something about realism in film that mutes the peripheral world renders an acuteness of the present. One can say that the world is full of sensationalized media that we are astounded when something seemingly authentic is presented to us. Destin Cretton’s Short Term 12 is the full-length remake of Cretton’s similarly titled short film.
Grace (Brie Larson) and Mason (John Gallagher Jr.) are supervisors at a halfway house for troubled teens. They introduce a new worker, Nate (Rami Malek) to his new workplace. They generally tell him to do his best and not to let the kids get the better of him. And it’s hard.