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Young Adult

Rated R for language and some sexual content..

R In Theaters 12/9/2011 , 94min.
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Critic score based on 42 reviews

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April 06, 2012
I almost can no longer stand the movies. Half of the time, the \"actors\", next to pretending to \"think\" by staring out the window, or windshield, into the mirror, they proceed to S L O W L Y get dressed, open and close room and car doors, W ..A..L..K SLOWLY in and out of rooms, along hallways, in and out of elevators, streets, parks...get into and out of their own
March 18, 2012
Someone who deeply resented the \"In-Crowd\" in high school, to the point *************** them for life, wrote this movie. This was payback for them. Depressing from start to finish. Very low on my entertainment scale.
March 12, 2012
I found this movie to be brilliant. I saw it this weekend and the more I think about it the more I like it. Theron is incredible as the complex and narcissistic character she portrays. She is completely delusional and absurd in her way of thinking which adds a sense of morbidity to the film. I found it particularly entertaining watching her \"clean up\" in both the literal and
February 09, 2012
One of the worst movies I have ever set through. Upsets me that this movie left the message for young people that it is OK to be rude, a heavy drinker, sleep with and use an old schoolmate you don't even like, go after a married man, disrespect and humiliate your parents in front of their friends and neighbors...... all because you are supposedly such a \"FOX\" and therefore, excused
January 23, 2012
Girls like that give me the creeps

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Reteaming pop-savvy scribe Diablo Cody with "Juno" director Jason Reitman, Young Adult revels in breaking the rules of safe Hollywood storytelling. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Shorter than a bad blind date and as sour as a vinegar Popsicle, Young Adult shrouds its brilliant, brave and breathtakingly cynical heart in the superficial blandness of commercial comedy. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
When it's done right, as it is in Young Adult, there is something absolutely mesmerizing about watching a train wreck unfold on screen. When the wreck in question is a narcissistic beauty played to scheming, sour, downward-spiraling perfection by Charlize Theron, cringing is definitely called for, but so is laughter. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
While on sardonic turf, it's scathingly funny. Then it veers from biting wit to pitiful. At one juncture, the story threatens to spin off into "Fatal Attraction" territory. Full Review
Eric Kohn
With self destruction as destiny, Reitman has made the equivalent of a Roland Emmerich disaster movie writ small, an apocalyptic scenario internalized by a single person. Full Review
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