Brie Larson is a serious catch. If you were unsure of that, just peruse her Criterion Collection Top 10 for a moment. And until this year, the subtly brilliant and exceedingly talented 23-year-old actress who we first fell in love with in The United States of Tara, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Rampart, had yet to lead a film of her own. In an interview with the Huffington Post back in March, Larson said, "I kept bumping up against this weird thing where I couldn’t imagine myself being the lead of something. I didn’t buy it, so I didn’t think anybody else would." But with her latest film, the emotionally powerful festival award-winner Short Term 12, Larson’s starring role fears can certainly dissipate as she leads the drama with absolute strength of character in a performance that shows just how young women of Hollywood should be doing it.