Short Term 12 Analysis

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Short Term 12 (2013) is an inspiring movie to watch; the director/writer Destin Daniel Cretton put real life situations in this movie and it is so touching. Short Term 12 is full of hope; this is a place that children go as a safe haven and the main characters Grace and Mason are in charge of helping and caring for the children. As the children get older and turn 18 they have to leave Short Term 12. Also Grace and Jayden have learned a lot about each other; consequently, they find out that they have experienced the same circumstances. Grace and Jayden’s relationship is realistic and emotionally affecting, and Brie Larson and Kaitlyn Dever give outstanding and hopeful performances, respectively. Brian Viner, critic for Daily Mail, also claims …show more content…
They use humor many different ways to get out of situations. An example is when Mason (John Gallagher Jr.) had made a joke when Jayden had a breakdown, Jayden threw a cupcake in Grace’s face and Mason was like “Grace how was my cupcake”, to loosen up the tension in the room. Another example is when Nate (Rami Malek) tried to rap when Marcus (Keith Stanfield) was rapping; this humor was just to have fun. Allison Loring, critic for Film School Rejects, also states Short Term 12 will be having you laughing one minute and tearing up in the next. Also before every day starts or during break Mason always tells a joke or a funny story that has happened at Short Term 12 while working there. Also when the children have time to go and play the workers were training Nate and they told Nate not to get to involved so two girls asked him to jump rope with them and his response was “no sorry” even though that is not what the workers meant. Lastly, Jayden was getting introduced to the rest of the children and Jayden says, “Please don’t be offended if I’m not very friendly, but I am going to be living with my dad soon and I don’t really like wasting time on short term relationships so you know it’s nothing personal” and Luis says, “wow she sounds like a really nice …show more content…
Grace ends up going to therapy, and ends up being pregnant and keeping the child, Marcus ends up surviving, and Jayden ends up at a safe place. The very ending to the movie was the same as the beginning of the movie. This is where Sammy runs out of the facility and the workers have to chase him down. This is a perfect ending because at the end of the movie it was more of Sammy wanting to get chased and not like in the beginning where he was actually trying to get away. This shows how much the children improve while staying there. Peter Bradshaw, critic for The Guardian, claims that there 's a too-cute-to-be-true ending to this US indie movie by the much-acclaimed young director Destin Cretton; I couldn 't buy it, and found myself wondering if I had kept the receipt for the rest of the film too. This is not correct because after everything that the people have been through there needs to be at least something that turns out

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