Social Icons

Young Adult (2011)

Please Leave A Comment
And tell me what you feel


Young Adult (2011)


Charlize Theron
Patton Oswalt
Patrick Wilson
Elizabeth Reaser

Directed by Jason Reitman

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Directed by the Juno director Jason Reitman, this movie is all you see in the poster and that’s all folks…!!! Nothing more. The movie doesn’t have anything more to offer the trailer and poster is all you need.

After 30 days of production which didn't matter, as the movie looks like it was done in a week. As usual Charlize Theron was good playing the character Mavis, who in another light was like a deranged stalker who just wanted to have Buddy Slade for herself.

So what is the problem with the movie?

Let’s start with the dullness. As the movie progresses you will expect the dullness to just fade, but it keeps on going till the movie ends.

The same way it started, with the character back in Minneapolis with nothing in her life but her dog Dolce, the movie ends with her back in Minneapolis with her dog.
Suppose to be fun to watch, but the fun is just over-rated, as the movie will not even let you break a sweat laughing.
This flick is directed by Jason, although as he made sure you won’t forget his style of direction. The same way Juno went is just the same way Young Adult goes, steady from the beginning to the end. While Juno had a fun storyline to carry you on, and the reality of it made it easy to key into it. Young Adult remained dull and the fictional events made it worse.

The ending where we get to see Charlize Theron for the crazy lady she is, was the only part my eyebrow went up and an emotion was let out.

The storyline is about a recently divorced lady called Mavis, who went back to her fictional old town Mercury where she used to be the prom queen and the lady to be.
While there she meets Matt (Oswalt), who was crippled in the school for being gay, which he wasn’t.

Mavis and Matt strike up a funny friendship where she gets to tell him about her plan to ruin Buddy’s (Patrick Wilson) marriage and be the new girl on the block since her and Buddy use to be old time lovers.

Matt tells her she is crazy and that the idea won’t work. But she carries on.

So if you have a few bucks to spear and feel like seeing a movie….?

Go see another movie this one is just a waste.