Three sentence movie reviews: Young Adult

Yeah, so Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman should just keep writing/directing movies together as the two things they have produced have not only been awesome, but also incredible portraits of interesting (shhh, don’t say it too loudly or it might not get made) women.  Charlize Theron is incredible as the unlikable Mavis Gary, but Patton Oswald–who was not listed on the cover and is only in a tiny picture on the back of the DVD–also was amazing.  Most of the movie was funny and tragic for seemingly no reason, but when I realized what the reason for the funny and tragic is, I wanted to boost Diablo Cody on my shoulders and parade her around the room.

Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home.

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Poster commentary.  I hate the above poster and feel it does nothing to capture the nuance of the movie.  The one below is a tiny bit better, though still not quite up to par.  I never saw the poster below, only the one above, which is categorized as version 2.

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2 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: Young Adult”

  1. I enjoyed this movie as well. There was a sort of melancholy malaise tat spoke to some part of me. I also like to see Charlize's range as she plays this rather unglamorous character.

  2. Hmmm…sounds interesting, although I'm not sure how keen I am on the idea of watching an unlikable character right now. I do love me some Patton Oswalt though.

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