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.
What Mavis said in her conversation with Sandra towards the end I found extremely touching, how lots of people seem to just live their everyday lives, not even minding what happens to them, or being content just as long as everything is "normal"... and never feeling the urgent need to change something or some sort of inexplicable despair. I can totally relate to that.
I just thought all the conflicts and feelings within Mavis were portrayed so wonderfully - great script and great acting by Charlize Theron, love her.