Film Preview: The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

Page Revisions:

(August 7, 2016) Original
(August 14, 2016) New Release Date (changed from 9/30/16)
(October 9 2016) New Trailer (#3)
(November 13, 2016) New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

November 18, 2016


From IMDb: “High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.”

Poster Rating: C / D

Review: (#1) The “why me” frustrated look fits, but the overall design is overly simplistic and not particularly engaging.

(#2) I question the desire to extol the film’s virtues without making the film feel like you want to watch it. Unless your eye catches on something in the design, it doesn’t, you tend to pass it by, you will. The added problem is that covering your poster in words is the surest way to push away people who might otherwise be interested.

Trailer Rating: A- / B- / B

Review: (#1) Funny, endearing and genuinely interesting, this first trailer creates an intense interest in the mind of the viewer to see what happens to this young, awkward young woman. (#2) If you remove half of what made the first trailer fun and engaging, you have this trailer, a cumbersome, humorless endeavor that is still modestly interesting, but only in an on-home-video kind of way.

(#3) As funny as the first trailer, it’s hard to imagine a subsequent trailer coming close. This does better than the prior effort, but it’s still insufficient. This looks almost entirely like the prior trailers, meaning there’s little new information on display, which might hurt when trying to change already perceived interest in the film.

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