Short Term 12 is such a beautiful and moving film. It caused me so many powerful emotions and the unspoken feelings and tenderness between the characters was what I loved most about it. So many questions and tensions lie beneath the surface, and the slow progression of the narrative enhances them. Even though some questions are not explicitly answered and many go left unanswered, it is perfectly okay. Life will continue, as will Sammy’s morning escapades, and things are not always as they seem.