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Year
2011
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Jason Reitman
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
6.3
Votes *
56,964
Checks
6,430
Favs
238
Dislikes
136
Favs/checks
3.7% (1:27)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. IreneAdler's avatar

    IreneAdler

    I have to say, this movie was somehow right up my alley. Many have commented they found the movie hard to watch or they didn't like Mavis...

    ...and yes, she is of course in many ways a self-centered bitch, but I also found so many things I have in common with her. Which may say a lot about me, but hey, what the hell :)

    I'm not the same type exactly (never have been this popular and certainly am not as indifferent towards other people's feelings) - but the sense of not belonging with anyone, finding it hard to be happy sometimes, preferring the big city to small and suffocating towns and communities... that's definitely familiar. spoiler

    I just thought all the conflicts and feelings within Mavis were portrayed so wonderfully - great script and great acting by Charlize Theron, love her.
    6 years ago
  2. astronate's avatar

    astronate

    This is the biggest directorial leap of Reitman's ever-improving career. UITA, TYFS, Juno all rely on superimposed text and animations to guide their worlds. After a beautiful title sequence focusing on a playing cassette, Reitman loosens his grip and gets the hell out of the way so Charlize (and later Patton) can take the stage. Young Adult's low-key nature means that it will forever be the under-seen and under-loved of the director's works.

    Mavis the unrepentant aging high-schooler is Diablo Cody's best character since Mark/Jason Bateman in Juno (and I suspect those two would have a lot to talk about). Her selfish actions make complete sense even before the big reveal. Then she dives into ignorance after just teasing the prospect of evolution. Absolutely perfect.

    Can't wait to watch again.
    9 years 1 month ago
  3. hawksetc's avatar

    hawksetc

    Put Patton Oswalt in every film ever. 8 years 8 months ago
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