Young Adult

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Dark comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family."

Overall Ranking: 1398 (Rank from 2011: # 55)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 28.57%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 28.57%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan O'Neill90 - Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman re-team once again for Young Adult and make it not only a funny, if uncomfortable comedy, but also a realistic and slightly moving story anchored by one of Theron’s best performances she’s given in a long time.
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Colin Carman85(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt both give great performances in this darkly humorous film.
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Kevin McCarthy80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Jordan K75
CinemaVisitor Erik75 - Bittersweet drama/comedy about a woman trying to find happiness in an old high-school boyfriend. Very likeable but more depressing than funny
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest62
Sober Film Critic James Brown61(full review)
Skooch60(full review)
3Guys Griff50(full review)

People Involved

  • Charlize Theron (Mavis Gary)
  • Patton Oswalt (Matt Freehauf)
  • Patrick Wilson (Buddy Slade)
  • Elizabeth Reaser (Beth Slade)
  • Collette Wolfe (Sandra Freehauf)
  • Jill Eikenberry (Hedda Gary)
  • Richard Bekins (David Gary)
  • Brian McElhaney (Book Associate)
  • Mary Beth Hurt (Jan)
  • Kate Nowlin (Mary Ellen Trantowski)
  • Jenny Dare Paulin (Nipple Confusion Bassist)
  • Rebecca Hart (Nipple Confusion Guitarist)
  • Louisa Krause (Front Desk Girl)
  • Elizabeth Ward Land (Sales Lady)
  • Hettienne Park (Vicki)
  • Jason Reitman (Director)
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