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Young Adult Reviews

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May 9, 2018
In "Young Adult," Charlize Theron delivers an outstanding job playing a character that is ultimately pretty dislikable. It can be tough to root for her character at any point in the story, but it is a compelling watch and she feels like a real person. I also enjoyed the supporting actors and thought Patton Oswald had the most dramatic and comedic timing. The two of these actors carry the movie. As mentioned earlier, the main character is not likable and that makes the movie not very interesting to watch. I almost was at the point of rooting against her. Also, the story does start to drag in the middle section of the movie. Overall, it's a decent movie worth checking out primarily due to a stellar lead performance.
April 9, 2018
Hard to watch at times, very uncomfortable to watch the desperate measures Mavis Gary goes to to get back her married high school sweetheart. Also how delusional her character is, but also an interesting character, for all her vapid weirdness. For some reason I enjoyed this movie way too much.
April 9, 2018
Diablo Cody clearly wrote Young Adult with an idea for a character and little else. The protagonist is hilarious, tragic, and is herself some of Cody's best work. If only there was a story on par with the leading lady but this character's journey is 90% internal, making me think she would have fared better in a novel. Young Adult doesn't suck by any means, but the events that occur in the film are few and far between and awkwardly inconsequential.
March 7, 2018
One of the best drama/life movies I've ever seen, but I really don't know why. It's good, though, and is able to teach/depict a lot of life's lessons, complications, and quirks, while still being very interesting and entertaining. We need more movies like this, and these types seem like they can easily be done badly without an extremely good cast. I think it deserves 100%.
½ January 27, 2018
Funny and entertaining, Charlize Theron did good in this.
December 23, 2017
this movie was SUPER CRINGEY.. still quite good
½ November 29, 2017
Pattan Oswalt's performance is the highlight of this entire film. Need I say more why there should be a zero rating on Rotten Tomatoes?
September 12, 2017
I thought this movie was awesome. The acting is wonderful and it truly shows depression up close, while making it comical at the same time.
August 21, 2017
(5.0 out of 6)
When we see we can't seem to let go of our old bad habits, that we don't know where to go after we been let go from another bad choice. When we see we can let go of somethings and hold onto other things we seem to not let go when it gets us moving off our feet in a different direction we set out to go. When we see what we once let go and gave up on and what they have going on now we see we can't let go of them when we are meant for each other. When we see others are starting to let go of us when we don't deliver on time. When we see we can't let go of some feelings to go where our mind is and leave somethings behind and follow our heart. When we can't let go of some faces as much as others do when our face makes an impression on some people. When we can't let go of our pasts as much as others do to only give up or keep trying. When we see we can't let go of some old flings to hold onto the next best things that reminds us to never let go. When others don't let go of other things they balance both their new and old life. When we see we can't let go of some faces when they never change and can't let go of a time so fun and youthful. When we see we can't let go when it's hard that we need something much stronger and keeps us going throughout the night when our mind can't seem to let go. When we can't let go of some faces we wish could see us but don't to only let go of the fact they are selfish. When we see we can't seem to let go more of our bad habits to get others involved also when we can't let go how great we are seen by others. When we see others let go of us when somethings get old and discontinue to only return them back and let them go from sight when they are no longer in demand. When we see we we can't let go how great we are to leave some places and make it big to only not be seen and not have others know we had gone in the first place. When we see we can't to let go of some appearance when that's all that matters when we can't let go of some school rifts. When we see we can't seem to let go of some sounds we like hearing when they remind us of old good times. When we see we can't let go of our pasts and presents when they are all what we want but not what others want to only have to choose and let go. When we see letting go of our pasts makes us go down deep dark roads and directions we wish not to go. When others let go of some pasts easily when they are downers and we have alot to look forward to. When we don't see we let go of plenty of things when we are too busy looking forward to our own life. When we see we let go of our past to only pick up right where we left them. When others can't seem to let go of somethings when it's the only reminder of happier times when there hasn't been much to look forward to since then. When we don't see we haven't let go of bad habits when they harm us, the reason why we go down dark paths, and impairs us from good judgement. When others see everyday what bad judgment does to others when they can't let go of ass holes who ruin their life forever. When we see others go down roads with voids that are big that we don't see can't let go of us when we turn to them to make us happy. When we see we are all eyes again when we can't let go of the attention and drama. When we see that others let go of silly dreams to only let go of us. When we see we can't seem to let go of others not caring about us when we are no longer popular and cool. When we can't let go of what we lost when it's the life we could have lived if life didn't let go on us and made us feel this way and be alone and depressed. When we see that once we let go of all that makes us feel what we wished to be, we can see what to hold onto someone who is like us, scarred, broken inside, outsider, uncool, and everything we rejected all those years that we see eye to eye with. When we see we let go more then one life to know we missed out. When sometimes it's hard to let go of the past when everyone keeps bringing it up and reminding us who we are and who they are that we continue.

When we see that once we put all of our life into perspective, why should we let go when we accomplished alot and are somebody while ours are nobody clinging to nothing. When it's hard to see what is good to let go and and what to take to only accept who we are and what we enjoy that makes enjoy all what life has to offer to us. When we see we can let go of some places that dont understand us or see us to only leave it behind. When we see we can't seem to let go of other things we write about, see all around and hate what we don't have. When we see we must live with what we let go and go somewhere after.
July 2, 2017
Smart,very funny, very entertaining and a great standout performance from the talented Charlize Theron.
March 26, 2017
Mental health and loneliness are explored with some humour in what should not be a plausible social situation, but it does play out with a sincerity.
February 7, 2017
Commendable simply on the basis of sticking so closely to such an unpleasant female protagonist, it also helps that it's funny as hell (as long as you like dark/cringe comedy), has some great cast chemistry, and doesn't have a terrible eye-roller of an ending. I mean, the third act isn't amazing, but it could have been a lot worse.
Super Reviewer
December 27, 2016
Charlize Theron is perfect once again after shining as Aileen Wuornos in Monster, making it easy for us to feel sympathy towards a character who is so immature and selfish - thanks also to Diablo Cody, who wrote a smart script and really knows how to blend dark humor and bitterness.
½ October 18, 2016
Charlize Theron's portrayal of a sad selfish shallow crazily insecure and arrogant early mid-life crisis alcoholic is so amazing that it makes watching a movie about her despicable character quite painful. The utterly shameless product placement is also somewhat painful. There is some humor though, I did laugh on several occasions. Weird. Not much else to say.
½ September 15, 2016
Some pretty unappealing characters, but well acted.
July 31, 2016
I found myself eager to see what Mavis would do next, to win the guy over who is happily married. Charlize Theron plays this character perfectly. There's not one moment in here where she tries to change and become a better person and I totally appreciate that.

Grade: B+
July 7, 2016
So aside from the fact that two female-lead comedies this year have managed to capture my life situation and personality in their respective leading ladies, "Young Adult" was pretty much a slightly-above-average bitchy comedy. Soundly written by Diablo Cody with scaled back vernacular and a little more bite and deftly directed by Jason Reitman who seems to have the knack for caressing and coaxing out all the nuanced moments and character bits in Cody's writing. I think these bitches need to work together all the time. *sniff sniff* Smell that? That's a dream team.
May 24, 2016
I love every thing about this movie. Some people don't get it but I watched it 4 times and laugh so hard every time. I think maybe I relate to the main character just a little too much lol
May 15, 2016
A sort of tame (which translates to lame, at times) script by Diablo Cody. While I am always intrigued by the plots of her screenplays, I've never been a fan of her writing on the whole. For every sharp line of dialogue there are eighteen that are obvious, forced or in her version of "reality," which is really only movie reality. However, this is my favorite of her work -- I found the character of JUNO to be smug and unlikable, while JENNIFER'S BODY was tone-deaf and awkward.

A fierce performance by Charlize Theron but bland, forgettable work from everyone else except Patton Oswald who does what he can with a bizarrely created character who was the victim of a sort-of hate crime. Something is off about this movie but if you're an actor, it's worth it to see what Charlize Theron created with this role.
May 10, 2016
Charlize Theron's performance in Young Adult deserves praise. She was absolutely perfect for this role. The script and directing are both smart which makes for a very enjoyable yet subtle film
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