Friday, December 9, 2011

My Review: Young Adult

While 2011 was the year of Natalie Portman, I think that 2012 is going to be all about Charlize Theron. She has two upcoming films that look fantastic, Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, and also her flawless performance in this film. Theron plays Mavis, a divorced YA writer who goes back to her hometime to try to get back together with her high school boyfriend (who BTW is married with a new baby). What makes this movie great however, is her budding friendship with a guy she never noticed in high school, marvelously played by Patton Oswalt. The scenes with Theron and Oswalt are definitely the best moments in the film. Both deliver excellent performances and even though they seem totally mismatched, they have great onscreen chemistry together. Throughout the movie we see Mavis become more and more of a hot mess until she eventually loses it at her ex-boyfriend's baby's naming party. This movie was both funny and moving with a great script by Diablo Cody, and was one of my favorite movies this year. My rating: 9/10

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