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Young Adult
Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson




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Upon returning to her small Minnesota hometown to win back her high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson), now a happily-married father, divorced young adult fiction author Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) forges an unexpected bond with another former schoolmate (Patton Oswalt) who's had a particularly difficult life. JUNO collaborators Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody re-team for this Paramount Pictures production.

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Overview

Upon returning to her small Minnesota hometown to win back her high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson), now a happily-married father, divorced young adult fiction author Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) forges an unexpected bond with another former schoolmate (Patton Oswalt) who's had a particularly difficult life. JUNO collaborators Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody re-team for this Paramount Pictures production.

Main Cast & Crew

Jason Reitman - Director
Charlize Theron
Patrick Wilson
Patton Oswalt
Elizabeth Reaser
J.K. Simmons (voice)
Emily Meade
Collette Wolfe
Hettienne Park
John Forest
Brian McElhaney

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 93
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429287014
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language and some sexual content)
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hile Theron's fearless performance is admirable and gutsy, it's Patton Oswalt's turn as her former classmate Matt that is the hands-down stand-out of the entire film." - 11/10/2011 Box Office


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[Oswalt is] the key to the film's success. Theron is flawless at playing a cringe-inducing monster....Oswalt's Matt is human, realistic, sardonic and self-deprecating." - 12/07/2011 Chicago Sun-Times


"When it's done right, as it is in YOUNG ADULT, there is something absolutely mesmerizing about watching a train wreck unfold on screen. Theron and Oswalt turn out to be a terrific odd couple." - 12/09/2011 Los Angeles Times


"YOUNG ADULT shrouds its brilliant, brave and breathtakingly cynical heart in the superficial blandness of commercial comedy." - 12/09/2011 New York Times


"[W]ith Theron doing the impossibly heavy lifting of making a woman inclined to selfishness, irresponsibility and condescension somehow worth our time and interest..." - 12/08/2011 Movieline


"[A] one-of-a-kind comedy....YOUNG ADULT bumps along with nasty swerves, middle finger proudly in the air, toward and ending blessedly free of anything warm, fuzzy, or optimistic." -- Grade: A- - 12/16/2011 Entertainment Weekly


4 stars out of 5 -- "Winningly played by Patton Oswalt, misfit Matt serves as the picture's conscience..." - 04/01/2012 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 - "With a black wit and a bracingly hard-boiled heart, YOUNG ADULT is pithy and pitiless -- adult comedy through and through." - 03/01/2012 Uncut


"YOUNG ADULT is much funnier and infinitely more savage than Cody's earlier collaboration with director Jason Reitman....Mavis's wickedness is deliriously refreshing..." - 03/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 

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