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Young Adult (2011) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

5547

Avg. Rating:

2.53/4

# of Ratings:

72

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/16/2011

DVD Release:

03/13/2012

Director:

Jason Reitman

Actors:

Charlize Theron
Patrick Wilson
J.K. Simmons
Elizabeth Reaser
Patton Oswalt
Collette Wolfe

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A messy divorce leaves an author in search of a new connection - so she returns home to rekindle an old flame despite the fact he's now a married with children. -- Chris Kavan

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Amy 11/14/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

I kept avoiding this because I really did not like Juno, but it almost felt like Juno turned inside out. Instead of perky and sweet and moralistic, it's satisfyingly dark and cynical and almost nihilist.

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Gabe 02/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I'm not quite sure what to make of this film. First, it's written by Diablo Cody. And I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of her work. Juno, was good, but not great and this wasn't even as good as that film. We're supposed to be sympathetic towards Charlize Theron's character, but how can you? The performances are good, but I just have no feelings towards Theron's character. I think she got what she derserves. And I know 2013 was considered the year that cassettes became popular again, but what new model of car has a tape deck in it? Also, this movie came out in 2011, two years prior.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

It's almost like Charlize Theron woke up morning and thought: "I feel like playing a bitch from now on." (YA, Prometheus, SW&H) But, again, she gives a really performance. I personally really liked Young Adult, but like Bad Teacher earlier in the year, this film has sort of a sympathetic message, but the main character deserves anything but sympathy. Regardless, this is a really good film featuring good performances and a witty script from Diablo Cody (Juno).

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Chris Kavan 12/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Competent but forgettable - it's one of those movies that will stick with you for a couple of days before simply fading away for lack of substance. Theron and Oswalt were good, but not good enough to elevate this beyond a generic piece of film. Skip it - you won't remember it anyways.

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04/17/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Monster

Ivan Reitman muss seine Finger hinterm Rücken gekreuzt haben, seine Augen zugemacht und - durch! Young Adult bricht mit der gängigen Form, bedient unsere Erwartungen nicht und präsentiert uns eine Heldin, die wir am Ende weniger mögen als zu Beginn. Es gibt zahllose Filme über die "Teenage Queen" an der High School - Young Adult ist die Rache für all diese Filme: Hier erleben wir, wie furchtbar das Leben für eine solche Promi Queen mit 40 ist. Charlize Theron, eine der für mich besten Schauspielerinnen derzeit, spielt Mavis, eine Person, die ich bereits nach fünf Minuten nicht leiden konnte. Sie sieht so schön aus wie Charlize Theron, aber wir sehen sie auch, wie sie dieses tolle Aussehen arrangiert - und wie sie ungeschminkt wirkt. Sie war früher die Schönste ihres Jahrgangs in...

 

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12/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Young Adult review

Surprisingly funny and meaningful. Some Kind of Wonderful like flick but with darker tones. Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a divorced writer who tries to woo back her old flame. She receives an email from Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Beth's (Elizabeth Reaser) new baby. Plot maybe ludicrous, even the character of Matt Freehauf (Patton Oswalt), still it's endearing qualities are its script and impressive showing of Charlize Theron. Best dialogues were "We just thought it was a nice memory." "It's good to keep those people in your life. The people who really know you best." from Hedda, "Sometimes in order to heal a few people have to get hurt." and "It's really difficult for me to be happy. And then for other people it just seems so simple. I know. They just grow up and th...

Rating of
3/4 

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