Hailee Steinfeld stars in THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, playing Nadine, a lonely girl whose life gets even more unbearable when her best friend starts dating her older brother. While the female "Coming of Age" story is a relatively new genre for the movies, in just a few decades it has produced some wonderfully diverse stories about what its like for a young woman to grow up.
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.