The Edge of Seventeen

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**SPOILERS!! POSSIBLE SPOILERS**

This is kind of a review of the 2016 movie The Edge of Seventeen. If you haven’t heard of it, and you like drama/comedies, I highly recommend that you watch this movie. I loved it. 

You have been warned, there will be spoilers further down in this post. Read at your own risk. 

The Edge of Seventeen is a drama/comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson. I found it in the comedy section, but it had far more drama than I expected. It hurt my heart, it hurt it so good. 

The movie is about a seventeen year-old girl, her father had passed away a few years ago and she only really has one friend. She’s different. Not bad different… I felt like I could relate to her a lot (probably why it hurt my heart so much)… Just different. 

Long story short, she ends her since-second-grade friendship with her best friend after her friend starts dating her brother and won’t choose between the two. So Naideen (Hailee Steinfeld-the main character of the movie) terminated their friendship. In her eyes, he life was going to complete shit. 

I absolutely adored Woody Harrelson’s character the most. He played as Naideen’s teacher, and (what I believe to be) a big part of the movie. He’s a complete asshole, in many ways. He could be rather rude towards Naideen, and as a teacher it was rather unexpected with how rude he could get. But he had a soft spot. He gave her his number in case she had any problems. Well, when she goes to hang out with this boy she had a major crush on, and he’s just there for a fuck, Harrelson’s character swooped in as soon as Naideen called him. I knew I liked him for a reason. 

I don’t want to spoiled too much more of the movie, but it did have a lovely ending, and I am extremely happy with the movie as a whole. It made paying $30 for it well worth it. (Yes, it was $30… I’m not too sure why… Probably because I bought it at Barnes and Noble because FYE didn’t have it). 

But, I give this movie a 4.9 out of 5 JUST because I feel weird rating movies as straight 5’s. It was really good and I recommend it to anyone that is willing to watch it. I know I’m certainly going to try and get several of my friends to watch it with me. And I’m definitely going to have to watch it again by myself so I can cry as much as I wanted to during it. 

That’s all for tonight. Hope you enjoyed. À bientôt. Goodnight. 

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“Odd”ly Enough

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Yesterday turned out far more amazing than I could have expected. Since my plans were cancelled, I was able to grill my favorite Inside-Out Burgers (they came out amazingly delicious and the cheese inside was especially gooey and melted to perfection.)

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A good friend came over right before burgers were ready, not knowing that my plans had been cancelled, because I had also planned to stay the night at his house for a movie night (also to get a new tin for Yu-Gi-Oh!) After eating dinner, we went dropped off my stuff at his house, went to McDonalds (I got a The Amazing Spiderman 2 mask), and went to the store to get snacks and my tin. Upon returning to his house, he informed me that there were two movies we HAD to watch that night: Mulan and Odd Thomas. Since the rest of the movies we planned to watch were going to be Disney movies, I thought we should watch Odd Thomas first. It was AMAZING. I seriously recommend that you watch it. It can easily be found on Netflix. I don’t want to give too much away for those who actualluly plan to go and watch it, but it is about a boy, probably around my age (18 or so), and his name is Odd Thomas. Odd is not a nickname, it is legitimately his first name (and it describes him very well.) He has the power to see the dead and various other things normal people wouldn’t. It is his job to use his power for the better good and stop certain events from happening. With that being said, I would say this movie is something I could watch many times without getting tired of it and I strongly recommend you add it to your list of things to watch.