In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “It made me care about superficial, childish, self imposed problems.”
“There are two types of people in the world: The people who naturally excel at life. And the people who hope all those people die in a big explosion.”
A year or so ago, I wrote about the movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and I said, “It’s a story so foreign to me and my teenage years, but it’s told and acted in a way that makes it seem somehow relatable.” A year later, I don’t remember any of the specifics that made me find that movie so relatable at the time. What I do remember are the more sensationalistic, button pushing plot points, lines of dialogue and images. And now, as a fading memory, The Diary of Teenage Girl seems kind of cheap and obvious, especially after watching The Edge of Seventeen.
Since her earliest years at school, Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) has been an outcast. While her older brother (Blake Jenner as Darian) has always been good looking, popular and a master of everything he attempts, Nadine has only ever found solace in two people, her father, and her best friend since grade two, Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). When her father dies in her early teens, Krista becomes even more vital to Nadine’s life. (more…)