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Young Adult (2011)

Charlize Theron as "Mavis Gary"

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a successful writer of teen literature who returns to her hometown with a dual mission: to relive her glory days and steal away her now-married high-school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). However, her mission does not go exactly to plan, and she finds her homecoming more problematic than she expected. Instead, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt), who has also found it difficult to move past high school.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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First Look: Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (PHOTO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 25th 2014, 2:30PM

Jun 25th 2014, 2:30PM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Review: 10 Things to Know About Seth MacFarlane's Western Comedy

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 30th 2014, 7:30AM

May 30th 2014, 7:30AM

Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane Go Hilariously Off-Topic in Our 'Million Ways to Die in the West' Unscripted (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on May 27th 2014, 3:00PM

May 27th 2014, 3:00PM

Seth MacFarlane Does a Mean Liam Neeson Impression (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on May 23rd 2014, 9:00AM

May 23rd 2014, 9:00AM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Unscripted: Ask Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron a Question

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on May 12th 2014, 11:30AM

May 12th 2014, 11:30AM

The New 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Red Band Trailer Is Hilariously Dirty (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 7th 2014, 11:30AM

May 7th 2014, 11:30AM

Oscars 2014: Who's Presenting at This Year's Ceremony?

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 24th 2014, 10:30AM

Feb 24th 2014, 10:30AM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Red Band Trailer: Seth MacFarlane Conquers the Frontier (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 30th 2014, 11:45AM

Jan 30th 2014, 11:45AM

New 'Million Ways to Die in The West' Photo Reveals Six-Shooting Charlize Theron

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 23rd 2014, 12:00PM

Jan 23rd 2014, 12:00PM

'A Million Ways to Die In the West': First Look At Seth MacFarlane's Western-Comedy (PHOTO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 2nd 2014, 8:00AM

Jan 2nd 2014, 8:00AM

'Mad Max: Fury Road': George Miller Remains Upbeat About Film, Shoots Down Big Rumor

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 3rd 2013, 4:00AM

Dec 3rd 2013, 4:00AM

Prometheus: A Meteor, In Film Form

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on Jun 7th 2012, 7:16AM

Jun 7th 2012, 7:16AM

Snow White And The Huntsman: A Modern Fairy Tale

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on May 31st 2012, 11:20AM

May 31st 2012, 11:20AM

Kristen Stewart's 'Snow White' Message To Girls: 'Don't Be A Vain Idiot'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on May 23rd 2012, 7:36AM

May 23rd 2012, 7:36AM

Kristen Stewart And Charlize Theron Discuss 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

Posted by
Jaimie Etkin on Mar 18th 2012, 1:42PM

Mar 18th 2012, 1:42PM

'Prometheus' Trailer: 20 Second Teaser Released (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Mar 12th 2012, 7:10AM

Mar 12th 2012, 7:10AM

Charlize Theron Meeting Kristen Stewart: 'It Was Instantly Amazing'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 17th 2012, 5:19AM

Jan 17th 2012, 5:19AM

'Prometheus' Trailer: In Space, No One Can Hear Your 'Inception' Horn

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 22nd 2011, 9:40AM

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:40AM

'Young Adult': Diablo Cody and Patton Oswalt Talk Bullying, Beauty and Charlize Theron (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 16th 2011, 10:30AM

Dec 16th 2011, 10:30AM

Scarlett Johansson 'Without Makeup' in 'We Bought a Zoo,' and Other De-Glammed Actresses

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Dec 15th 2011, 12:00PM

Dec 15th 2011, 12:00PM

Charlize Theron's First Job: Singing for Cheap Jewelry

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 14th 2011, 11:40AM

Dec 14th 2011, 11:40AM

Best Performances of 2011: From Uggie to Rooney Mara, the Top 11 in '11

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 14th 2011, 10:30AM

Dec 14th 2011, 10:30AM

Charlize Theron Discusses the Fear of Playing Adolf Hitler

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 7th 2011, 9:00AM

Dec 7th 2011, 9:00AM

Charlize Theron and the 'Young Adult' Crew Talk High School and 'Staying Off the Pole' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 5th 2011, 7:00AM

Dec 5th 2011, 7:00AM

Charlize Theron vs. Julia Roberts as Evil Queens -- Who Wins?

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Dec 1st 2011, 11:00AM

Dec 1st 2011, 11:00AM

'Prometheus' Images: Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and a Giant Face

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 1st 2011, 7:30AM

Dec 1st 2011, 7:30AM

Charlize Theron on 'Young Adult,' 'Prometheus' and Endearing Herself to America

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Dec 1st 2011, 6:30AM

Dec 1st 2011, 6:30AM

'Young Adult' Photos: Charlize Theron is the New Face of Awkward Social Interactions

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 30th 2011, 6:40AM

Nov 30th 2011, 6:40AM

'Snow White and the Huntsman' Trailer: Kristen Stewart's Heart on the Menu for Charlize Theron

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 10th 2011, 9:10AM

Nov 10th 2011, 9:10AM

Charlize Theron Circles Thriller 'Cities of Refuge'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 22nd 2011, 2:00PM

Sep 22nd 2011, 2:00PM

The First Poster for Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' Gives Judy Blume the Hangover Treatment

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 6th 2011, 8:15AM

Sep 6th 2011, 8:15AM

Charlize Theron's Having a Rough Morning in the First Pic from Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult'

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Aug 16th 2011, 5:35AM

Aug 16th 2011, 5:35AM

Comic-Con Recap: Our First Look at Kristen Stewart as 'Snow White'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 23rd 2011, 4:45PM

Jul 23rd 2011, 4:45PM

Rival 'Snow White' Films to Be Released Less Than a Month Apart

Posted by
John Mitchell on May 16th 2011, 6:00AM

May 16th 2011, 6:00AM

Nightly News: Colin Firth to Star in 'Stoker'; Fox Ready for 'Die Hard 5'; More Vampires for David Slade

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Feb 11th 2011, 10:00PM

Feb 11th 2011, 10:00PM

'Snow White' Movies Want Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron to Play Evil Queens

Posted by
Jacob Hall on Dec 14th 2010, 4:40AM

Dec 14th 2010, 4:40AM

'The Dark Knight Rises' Update: Charlize Theron and Vera Farmiga Rumored

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 2nd 2010, 9:32AM

Nov 2nd 2010, 9:32AM

Will Charlize Theron Become a 'Monster' Again and Hunt 'Snow White'?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 29th 2010, 7:30AM

Oct 29th 2010, 7:30AM

Who'd Make the Better Princess Diana: Charlize Theron or Keira Knightley?

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Oct 27th 2010, 12:25PM

Oct 27th 2010, 12:25PM

Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' Set Photos (Exclusive)

Posted by
Cinematical Staff on Oct 19th 2010, 12:45PM

Oct 19th 2010, 12:45PM

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