Continuing the countdown of my 50 greatest movie scenes of all time

Short Term 12 is one of the best films I’ve seen in recent years. I share a lot of personal affinity to stories about youths in care as much of my career revolves around it, and Short Term 12 has some of the most heartfelt ones. Marcus is a boy who has clearly had a troubled upbringing and despite being settled in his current surroundings, he is preparing for the move to adulthood and struggling with the thoughts of leaving somewhere he has become so fond of. In such a short scene and with such a short rap, Marcus puts across so much emotion and power, telling his life story in a matter of verses. Beautifully acted by Keith Stanfield, this is one of the greatest and most memorable movie scenes I have witnessed.


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