Oh, to be 17 again. Would any adult be willing to return to that age of uncontrollable emotions and acne? I can't say I would. And I certainly wouldn't miss constant fights with mom. Through her temperamental character Nadine in The Edge of Seventeen, Hailee Steinfeld perfectly captures the epitome of what it's like to be a teenager.
Although I watch the film and thank my lucky stars that my teenage years are long gone, I do feel nostalgic knowing I went through the same adolescent angst — especially when it comes to the film's mother-daughter relationship. Steinfeld's dynamic with on-screen mom Kyra Sedgwick helps bring her character and the complex adolescent psyche to life even further.
In the film, Nadine's brother Darian (Blake Jenner) serves as a buffer between the two — who mix as well as oil and water. Nadine often acts out and Mona (Sedgwick) won't have anything to do with it. In this exclusive scene, Mona laments the physical and emotional clutter in her life and Nadine just couldn't care less. Ah, the memories...
It's like I'm in a time capsule to 2007. This clip is just a peek into how The Edge of Seventeen transports viewers to a time of uncertainty, family friction, self-discovery, and eventually, lots of love. The Edge of Seventeen will be available on Blu-ray and DVD February 14.