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Rated R · 94 min. · 2011


In Young Adult, Mavis (Charlize Theron), an author of novels for teens, finds out her high school ex, Buddy, and his wife, Beth, have just had a kid, and decides to head back to her small hometown to steal Buddy from Beth. She does this essentially because she's a rotten person. Young Adult is a study in some seriously suspended adolescence, probing little more than just how rotten Mavis can be. Her negative, self-delusional worldview is unappealing, and writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman seem to identify with it even as they send it up. Occasionally surprising and defiantly free of redeeming values, Young Adult is a comedy that doesn't have running jokes as much as repeated embarrassments.

See our full review: Charlize Theron plays a selfish writer in <i>Young Adult</i>

Charlize Theron plays a selfish writer in Young Adult

This movie is about a stupid woman behaving very badly, and it's rebelliously free of redeeming values. »

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Director: Jason Reitman
Writer: Diablo Cody
Producer: Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Mason Novick, Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman
Cast: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser, J.K. Simmons, Emily Meade, Collette Wolfe, Brady Smith, Louisa Krause and Asun Ortega

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