Young Adult | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

 

Rated R · 94 minutes · 2011

Comedy, Comedy drama, Drama
Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, who scored together with Juno (2007), reunite for this unfocused comedy about a dissolute writer in her late 30s (Charlize Theron) returning to her Minnesota hometown in hope of winning back her former high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson), now a happy husband and father. The hard-drinking heroine has established herself in Minneapolis as a ghost writer of young-adult novels, and for some reason the podunk townspeople, rendered with a fair amount of contempt, are mightily impressed by this. Whether the character is supposed to be a stand-in for Cody, who grew up in the western 'burbs of Chicago and has since won an Oscar, is more than I can say, but the movie suffers from the sort of self-pitying fog that can envelop a writer when he dives into his own malaise. With Patton Oswalt.
Official Site: www.youngadultmovie.com
Director: Jason Reitman
Producer: Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman, Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich and Steven Rales
Cast: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Jill Eikenberry, Mary Hurt, Collette Wolfe, Richard Bekins and Kate Nowlin

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Young Adult

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.