"Awkward, Edgy and Hilarious": Young Adult

"Awkward, Edgy and Hilarious": Young Adult

Dec 16, 2011
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We all know people who peaked in high school and never adjusted their worldview beyond it, right? Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mavis Gary, the main character of Paramount Picture's new feature film, Young Adult.

Mavis, played by Charlize Theron, is a recently-divorced writer of teen literature and was, naturally, prom queen back in her high school days. She returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and sets her sights on reclaiming her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school either. While Mavis is the main character, she's a pathologically un-self-aware "anti-heroine" (Box Office Magazine), unable to see past her own desires to other people's realities.
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Critics are calling Charlize Theron "a comic force of nature" (Rolling Stone) who "has never been better" (Newsweek). And the film is a "deftly smart and sometimes unnerving work" (Ain't It Cool) that is "awkward, edgy and hilarious" (Star Tribune).
Diablo Cody, who also penned "Juno", and Jason Reitman, who directed "Juno," "Up in the Air," and "Thank You For Smoking," bring you this hilariously cringey and "bitingly witty" film (Huffington Post) — perfect if you're looking for a movie to catch this weekend.

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  • Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Critics' quotes from Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Box-Office Magazine, Star Tribune, Ain't it Cool, and Huffington Post.

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