The Edge of Seventeen : Blu-ray


Produced by James L. Brooks, The Edge of Seventeen has been compared to the likes of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club and both are apt comparisons. It might just be one of the best teen-oriented films to come along since then, written by a person who — like John Hughes — not only understood the teenage struggle, but who could write directly to teenagers without ever talking down to them. The lack of special features is a bit disappointing, as a commentary with writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig may have shed light on how she was able to tap into the teenage experience so well, but stellar PQ and AQ and the film itself still make this Blu-ray release an easy recommendation.