'Short Term 12' - the acclaimed sophomore feature from director Destin Daniel Cretton, boasts a stellar performance from actor du jour Brie Larson ('Room').
Grace, a staffer at a foster care facility who, while trying to manage the damaged lives of the children living there, is coping with her own past and the discovery that she is pregnant.
Writer-director Destin Cretton's highly-acclaimed film expands on his 2008 short of the same name. The result is a warm and deeply humane drama that perfectly balances humour and pathos.
✮✮✮✮✮ "A miracle of a movie. Beautifully written and perfectly played, all of human life is here: the good, the bad, the messy and the uplifting" - Ian Freer, Empire