Short Term 12 script
Short Term 12 (2013)
Synopsis: Short Term 12 is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The film is based on Cretton's short film of the same name, produced in 2009. It stars Brie Larson as Grace, the supervisor of a group home for troubled teenagers.

And when it's finally calm, Mason continues like nothinghappened.

MASON (CONT’D)

So anyway, after all that, he endsup coming back with me, but onlybecause he’s so excited to tell

everyone on our unit that I poopedmy pants. And he does. He tells

everyone, somehow it even got backto my mom. You heard that story,

right Sammy?

Sammy catches his breath...he shakes his head "no", then nods"yes", then no again.

JESSICA:

How you guys doing over there!

Jessica watches them from the door.

MASON:

Fantastic!

GRACE:

How ya feeling Sammy? You got itall out?

Sammy looks exhausted.

GRACE (CONT’D)

You wanna go take a nap?

Sammy nods.

GRACE (CONT’D)

Alright. Let’s get you up.

(to Nate)

Alright, i’ll see you back at theoffice.

Nate nods nervously as she walks off.

MASON:

Welcome to Short Term 12, man.

Mason stands Sammy up.

NATE:

Alright.

CREDIT SEQUENCE INTRODUCING THE GROUP HOME

INT. COOL DOWN ROOM -- MORNING

A static shot of the "Cool Down Room," a toy punching bagbobbing in the center.

INT. GIRL'S ROOM 1 -- MORNING

A large girl, lies in bed, feet on the wall, head hanging off

the side, looking at the world upside down, filing her nailswith a non-metal file.

INT. GIRL'S BATHROOM -- MORNING

A girl sits on the toilet (fully clothed) with wet hairwrapped in a towel, applying Nair to her legs.

INT. GIRL'S ROOM 2 -- MORNING

One girl braids another girl's hair.

INT. MARCUS' ROOM -- MORNING

MARCUS, 17, an intimidating quiet presence, sits on his bed

reading a science book. He pinches some worms into afishbowl and watches his pet fighting fish gobble them up.

INT. LUIS' ROOM -- MORNING

LUIS, 15, sleeps in bed with a pillow between his legs,

drooling on his sheets. Family photos cover his wall.

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Destin Daniel Cretton

Destin Daniel Cretton is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is best known for writing and directing his second feature film, Short Term 12. more…

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