On the heels of her recent Golden Globe nomination, Universal has set a home box-office release date for Hailee Steinfeld’s “The Edge of Seventeen”. The critically acclaimed comedy will be coming to Digital HD on January 31, 2017 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on February 14, 2017. The film will be released through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is available on all three formats through popular retailers like Amazon.com.
The film was produced by Academy Award winner James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment, “The Simpsons”). “The Edge of Seventeen” even earned a “Certified Fresh” seal on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 94%.
The comedy stars Academy Award nominees Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2, True Grit) and Woody Harrelson (“True Detective,” The Hunger Games) along with Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Closer”). The Edge of Seventeen Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD will also offer fans some bonus content, including a gag reel and deleted scenes. The film was written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.
The STX Entertainment film is nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress (Hailee Steinfeld).
The Edge of Seventeen offers a look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman today. Nadine (Steinfeld) and Krista (Haley Lu Richardson, “Ravenswood”) are inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together. But then Nadine’s world gets turned upside down when she finds out that Krista has been secretly dating her popular older brother (Blake Jenner, “Glee”) behind her back.
Now with her best friend as her worst enemy, Nadine has to deal with being an awkward loner, while discovering that what may feel like the end of the world is really just the beginning of growing up.
The film did very well in theaters, considering it only opened across a limited showing. The Edge of Seventeen pulled-in almost $14M across 1,945 locations, making $4.75M in the film’s opening weekend.