The Edge Of Seventeen is a cleverly written, beautifully shot, perfectly paced coming of age teen angst film, just as expected. What isn't expected is the thoughtful insight to mid-life crisis and life assessment Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick's character's bring to this charming, insightful, sometimes awkward, but overall genuinely entertaining confection. It's quite possible that writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig has actually in some ways out done her hero and inspiration John Hughes by showing both the teen and adult sides of the "coming of age" struggle. Hailee Steinfeld is tremendous in the lead role as Nadine, perfectly portraying the duality of brazen adolescent confidence that is in constant conflict with paralyzing self doubt. Kyra Sedgwick bravely exposes herself in what could quite honestly be her best supporting role ever. Woody Harrelson is typically male using humor to deflect the tough awkwardness of serious situations and then underscores the same situations with the care and deep insight found in our favorite teachers or people we know. What makes this film work so well is the realization that we've all been these characters at some point. The Edge Of Seventeen will enthrall and resonate with those of us who get that we are all a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal muddling our way into the sexting/Match.com age.