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It’s the com­ing-of-age, teen angst film that we can all re­late to – and you can see it for free!

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The Edge Of Seven­teen is just like your own high school ex­pe­ri­ence but, if pos­si­ble, with more awk­ward­ness thrown in… ‘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.’ Meet Na­dine. She’s 17, des­per­ately try­ing to nav­i­gate high school, full of teen angst and feels like a con­stant loser. Er, we’ve all been there…

In The Edge Of Seven­teen, Na­dine – played by the bril­liant Hailee Ste­in­feld (how much did we love her in Pitch Per­fect 2?!) – is ba­si­cally us as a teen, an over­thinker who says what she thinks way too of­ten, which some­how al­ways gets her into some sort of awk­ward or em­bar­rass­ing sit­u­a­tion. Oops.

Of course, it doesn’t help that Na­dine’s older, su­per-hot brother Dar­ian (Blake Jen­ner) is the most pop­u­lar guy at school. In fact, the only per­son who can keep up with Na­dine’s fil­ter-free at­ti­tude is Krista (Ha­ley Lu Richard­son), her BFF and part­ner in crime. So imag­ine Na­dine’s hor­ror when she catches Krista in bed with her brother, and Krista starts to be­come ev­ery­thing Na­dine de­spises. Throw­back to your first fight with your best mate. So. Much. Drama.

Woody Har­rel­son plays Na­dine’s favourite teacher Mr Bruner, a hi­lar­i­ous but of­ten un­help­ful con­fi­dante dur­ing her worst, most cringe-in­duc­ing mo­ments – like when she sends a text to her crush ask­ing him to ‘do it with her in the store­room’.

We’ve all had that teenage crush, sent those em­bar­rass­ing texts and dealt with many ‘but why me?’ mo­ments, and there’s noth­ing bet­ter than watch­ing it hap­pen to some­one else on screen, trust us. So grab your mates and get your tick­ets to The Edge Of Seven­teen now – and, even bet­ter, we’re of­fer­ing you the chance to see it for free…

The Edge Of Seven­teen is in cin­e­mas from Wed­nes­day 30 Novem­ber

It’s one drama af­ter an­other for Na­dine (Hailee Ste­in­feld)

Woody Har­rel­son stars as teacher Mr bruner

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