“The Edge of Seventeen” and “Almost Christmas” get reviews from Jon Espino on The Young Folks

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“THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN”

Every year, we get dozens of coming of age movies, but only a handful of them ever give us an approximate glimpse at high school life let alone an authentic one. Edge of Seventeen plays with the mold and makes it modern and relatable to anyone who went to high school in the last few years.

“ALMOST CHRISTMAS”

Repurposing one of Danny Glover’s most famous character quotes I have to say, “It’s too early for this shit.” Almost Christmas comes out before the holiday spirit that would make this film bearable has even had a chance to awaken inside of us. With the election just ended, Christmas still over a month away, and Thanksgiving close at hand, the yuletide cheer hasn’t arrived, even though we’re in desperate need of it.

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