Short Term 12

Brie Larson, most recently seen in The Spectacular Now, stars in writer-director Destin Cretton’s indie drama about a young supervising staff member at a foster care facility who faces many of t

Brie Larson, most recently seen in The Spectacular Now, stars in writer-director Destin Cretton’s indie drama about a young supervising staff member at a foster care facility who faces many of the same issues as the participants in her care. Cretton was able to take an early 2008 short (also titled Short Term 12) and expand it into a more fleshed out journey into the never-ending world of abuse — physical, psychological and emotional — and the even more elusive notion of treatment. Opens Sept. 13 at Esquire Theatre. (R) Not screened in time for review

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