Streaming Film of the Week
“Seventeen” tells the story of Hector, aged 17, who’s has been in a youth detention center for two years. As part of his rehabilitation he is sent to an animal rescue centre. Here he encounters Over, a dog as shy and elusive as him.
When Oveja, is found a home, Hector runs away to find him. He is accompanied by his elder brother Ismael who is determined that Hector doesn’t get in trouble because in two days time he will be 18. From then on, any crime he commits will not send him back to youth detention, but straight to jail.
This coming-of-age dramedy is quirky, heartwarming, and funny. If you're looking for a side-splitting laughs, the isn't it. Instead the humour comes from smaller moments when we recognise our own foibles through the lovely performances, from the smart, snappy dialogue, and when we can see the two brothers heading straight for disaster! It also stars a dog - so it got me at 'hello'!