Movie Review: Young Adult

Friday, February 10, 2012
Synopsis: Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature, returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate who hasn't quite gotten over high school either.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson
Directed by: Jason Reitman
U.S. Rating: R

Director Jason Reitman brings to the big screen yet another dark comedy written by Diablo Cody, the same writer/producer who wrote Juno and Jennifer's Body. I remember a while ago watching Juno... Loved, loved that film. Great cast and a pretty smart, dry adult humor. Young Adult, is a lighter and more adult version of Juno, even though, not even close as good as Juno was. Charlize Theron, well, what can we expect from her? Exactly what she did in this film, playing an outstanding performance as a very unhappy, drunk and miserable young adult who lost all sense of reality, and once again, has to face her past when she visits her old town and tries to get her old love back, even though, that love is married, with a baby boy.

Young Adult brings a dark, disturbing and dry humored comedy, even though, it wasn't exactly what I was expecting from it. I was expecting a more sarcastic, fun comedy about Marvis' sad and lost life. What I saw, and probably many people would be against my opinion, was a slow, cruel and uncomfortable comedy, boring at times (maybe I was tired, don't know) and extremely predictable.

Charlize and Patton performances were outstanding, the best of the film and probably, what really made it worth to watch.

I would rate this movie with a 2/5

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1 Responses to Movie Review: Young Adult

  1. You're right. It was boring. I was expecting it to be really funny but, it was dark and brooding. Bleh.


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