Young Adult (2011)

Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser,
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
  • 6.2 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
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  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Diablo Cody, Writer:
  • Jason Reitman, Director:
  • Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Russell Smith, Producer:


/ 10

There has always been something so inward about [Theron;] she can seem detached or deprived. But here it's as if the script and the direction felt bound to heed that loneliness, and let the actress go with her bravery and the depressive sag of her mouth.

4/5 / 10

There is a raw honesty here rare in movies, and it's very funny too - excruciating at times.

B- / 10

Young Adult may be the year's most engaging feel-bad movie.

3/4 / 10

There's little about Mavis that makes for feel-good revelry. That's an understatement, perhaps. Yet, Theron's work feels true to Mavis' malaise -- and often, just as sad.

2.5/4 / 10

As good as Theron and Oswalt are, and they're very good, Young Adult doesn't give them enough room to breathe.