High school years can no doubt be a rough time for everyone, and The Edge of Seventeen perfectly depicts all the drama and awkwardness of those unusual years. This charming story made me laugh hysterically at the awkwardness and dry humor of the main character, Nadine, played by Hailee Steinfeld and her sarcastic teacher, Mr. Bruner, played by Woody Harrelson. I would guess that almost everyone could relate to this plot in some way or another and I would strongly urge you all to see it.
Not only was this movie hilariously funny, but there were many life lessons to be learned from the plot.
1. Stay True to Yourself
Don’t compromise yourself because of what others say. You shouldn’t care what others think because in the long run, the only thing that matters is how you feel about yourself.
2. Never Underestimate the Connection Between a Student and a Teacher
Sometimes the only person you can truly talk to is a teacher. Don’t be ashamed if a teacher is your best friend, because oftentimes they can offer advice and counseling that your parents can’t. Teachers always have your back.
3. Spending Time Alone can Sometimes be a Good Thing
Spending time alone can help you realize what’s truly important to you. Don’t discredit time that’s spent alone; sometimes you need to take a break from the outside world in order to focus on your own well being.
4. Your Family Will Always be There for You
Even though you might fight with your family often, they’re the only people in your life that will always be around for you. No matter what you’re going through, your family will constantly be there to help you cope.
5. Things Don’t Always Turn Out the Way You Planned
The world will throw curveballs at you sooner or later but it’s important to take these situations in stride. Always try to look on the bright side of things and don’t feel bad if something doesn’t go your way.
6. You May Hit an All Time Low, but Things will Soon Turn Around
No matter how dreadful your life may feel at the moment, stay hopeful because things will get better soon.
Make sure to see The Edge of Seventeen, in theaters November 18th!