Hailee Steinfeld takes cinema audiences back to school in The Edge of Seventeen, or sample French film fare at The Arts Centre Gold Coast
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (M) Pacific Fair, Coolangatta, Robina, Australia Fair, Tweed City, Nerang
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high-school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until an unexpected friendship with a thoughtful teen (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
WHY HIM? (MA15+) Pacific Fair, Coolangatta, Robina, Australia Fair
Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird.
Thirty-something Vincent Machot (Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him. Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. But one morning Vincent experiences a powerful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum (Noémie Lvovsky). Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins following her …
High-school drama: Hailee Steinfeld and Haley Lu Richardson in The Edge of Seventeen.
Alice Isaaz and Kyan Khojandi in French film Rosalie Blum showing at The Arts Centre Gold Coast.