Movie Reviews: Young Adult

Movie Reviews: North By North LesLes Kong, Coordinator of the Library Multi Media Center (PL-5005), and longtime Alfred Hitchcock fan, reviews movies from the library’s collection. The opinions expressed are his alone.

 

 

Young Adult

Four stars.

 

 

2011, 94 min. Directed by Jason Reitman.

The title of the film refers to the lead, Mavis (played by Charlize Theron), who is a YA author, but who also has never grown up into full adulthood. She moves back to her hometown in Minnesota with delusions of persuading her now-married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson) to run off with her. Along the way, she reconnects with high school buddy, Matt (played by an excellent Patton Oswalt), who also has a case of arrested development. Low budget black comedy with a ring of truth, and painful to watch at times, as Mavis’ embarrassing predicament unravels. View the record for Young Adult.

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