As the teenage protagonist of the upcoming coming-of-age comedy The Edge of Seventeen, Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) has a lot on her plate. For one, she just learned that her best friend is hooking up with her brother. Her cool guy crush, who works at the local pet store, has no idea she exists. And to top things off, her classmate Erwin (newcomer Hayden Szeto) would very clearly like to be more than just friends.
In this exclusive clip from the film, Erwin awkwardly asks Nadine if she’d ever want to accompany him to Tim’s Fun Park to play mini-golf. She replies that she’d love to — in a group. A group of people. A large group of people, if possible.
James L. Brooks produced The Edge of Seventeen, which marks Kelly Fremon Craig’s directorial debut. (She also wrote the script.) In addition to Steinfeld and Szeto (who’s earned early buzz as an adorable scene stealer), the John Hughes-esque comedy also stars Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, and Blake Jenner.
“I’ve realized that there are things that people experience regardless of who they are or where they’re from or what school they went to, if they went to school,” Steinfeld told EW earlier this summer. “It’s just growing up, and it’s being a teenager, and it’s finding your place in this world. And to be able to express so much of what I’ve gone, that people thought that I hadn’t, through this character, that was what really hooked me.”
The Edge of Seventeen had its world premiere over the weekend as the closing night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, and it’ll hit theaters on Nov. 18.