Miss Stevens (2016)
Starring Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, and Rob Huebel
Directed by Julia Hart
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
Rabe gives an absolutely lovely performance as Miss Stevens who longs for an adult relationship, but recognizes the important role she plays in the lives of her young students. The natural way Rabe interacts with the young actors playing her students adds a realism to the proceedings that elevates this simple film beyond the norm. Kudos also must go to Timothée Chalamet who plays a slightly troubled youth who has a powerful moment as he presents a dramatically potent soliloquy in the drama competition that exemplifies the difficulties of his life.
I realize this review's brevity may signify a lack of enthusiasm for Miss Stevens, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It's charming little indie film that is well worth ninety minutes of your time.
The RyMickey Rating: B+