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.