Young Adult- Review

April 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

I truly DUG this movie. Charlize Theron is a master. It was honest in its portrayal of  a former popular girl who can’t seem to grow up.

The premise is awful and perfect at the same time: this prom queen from a small town goes back after a semi-successful career to steal her old high-school sweetheart, prompted by a birth announcement. We watch her perspective of the town  and the people slowly unravel, and just when you think she can’t get any worse- she stoops even lower.

 

What makes the movie is the dark humor, the Patton Oswalt character and her pathetic-ness. I would also like to say how much I enjoyed the conclusion. Ohmygosh, the last scene of the movie was spot on- it walked a very fine line but managed to hit it just right.  That last scene was deeply satisfying and seemed to underline everything great about this movie- a perfect cocktail of humor, sadness, and honesty.

 

 

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