Young Adult details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||June - Comedy|
|Rental release:||25 Jun 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Juno's Jason Reitman comes back with a darker comedy penned once again by Diablo Cody - Charlize Theron excels as a narcissistic and broken woman.
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Average Black Comedy/DramaBy GaryI (785 reviews) from March, Cambs , 04 Feb 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]A dark comedy drama with an excellent central performance but overall a tedious narrative. Mavis is a self-centred alcoholic who on hearing the news that her ex high school boyfriend has just had a child she (inexplicably) decided to return to her hometown to win him back....or more to steal him from his wife.
The trouble with this is she starts off as funny and naive and turns out to be downright nasty. It's an OK film but I was a bit disaapointed.
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Dull and disappointingBy alessandra1 (18 reviews) , 25 Oct 2013The central character played by Charlize Theron, is so unlikable, so bleakly and dully selfish, so devoid of any redeeming features and the film so boring and predictable that I'd advise viewers to do something better with their time!
Surprisingly tameBy mj55 (171 reviews) , 25 Jul 2013I wasn't sure whether this was going to be mean or funny but actually it's just a sad story. Theron gets her teeth into another dysfunctional character that you shouldn't feel any sympathy for - a train wreck happening before your eyes. There was a feeling of dread throughout around the depths to which the character might go to get her way. Surprisingly tame, given how many ways things could have gone - but maybe that is point being made.
Bitter AdultBy Lighthouse (113 reviews) from BRIGHTON , 18 Jun 2013Some nice lines and enjoyable supporting characters make this film a fairly light dark portrait of a once popular girl who has become a lost woman. Trying to recapture her lost youth and lost love in the hope it will become the instant pancea to happiness. What she finds is that people are unhappy and happy in equal measure whatever or wherever they are. But the darker characters are more fun to be around. A look then at the human condition that is breaking down. When people are happy and normal they are dull and boring. When other people look at them and realise how boring they are it doesn't make anybody any happier. Just more bitter. Worth a watch with the odd bitter smile thrown in.
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Not so Glamorous Charlize!By SallyH (7 reviews) , 18 Jun 2013Only rented this cos hubby likes Charlize who plays a nasty piece of work, that you end up feeling quite sorry for, superbly acted, and not always glamorously!
Selfish, thoughtless and pointlessBy HazelFairy (28 reviews) from Bedford , 21 May 2013Not entirely sure why I rented this; other than possibly the trailer made it look interesting... Billed as a dark comedy... I didn't see any comedy I'm afraid - just a girl who's never moved on from high school (as characterised as delicately as a sledgehammer by her character ghost penning teen fiction). She is selfish and thoughtless and pointless. Turned off after 25mins!