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Young Adult


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

December 16, 2011

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Jason Reitman

Starring :

Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, J.K. Simmons, Emily Meade, Collette Wolfe, Brady Smith, Louisa Krause

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

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“..you'll find the engrossing centerpiece performance by Ms. Theron a captivating reward that is well worth the effort..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..there's no pot of small-town virtue at the end of this narrative rainbow..”
by J. Hoberman [Village Voice]
Review rate : B

“..there's almost nothing cute about "Young Adult"..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
Review rate : C+

“..there is something absolutely mesmerizing about watching a train wreck unfold on screen..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..the deliberately prickly pic courageously risks offending audiences to arrive at a truth beyond its genre's normal grasp..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
Review rate : C

“..on the surface, it looks and sounds a lot like Juno..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..movies that resist the American tendency to deliver redemption or healing (or, still worse, instruction) in the final act..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
“..may at times be stuck between emotional gears, but that's by design..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : C

“..fortunately has the dark (sometimes very dark) wit to wear its ambitions lightly..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..feels like a chapter in what by rights should be a longer film or novel..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : C

“..fascinating, if flawed, enterprise, an exercise in a new form of nihilistic horror..”
by Robert Levin [The Atlantic]
Review rate : A

“..ending blessedly free of anything warm, fuzzy, or optimistic..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..brilliant, brave and breathtakingly cynical heart in the superficial blandness of commercial comedy..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
Review rate : D+

“..at one juncture, the story threatens to spin off into Fatal Attraction territory..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : C+

“..almost make this subplot - which has the emotional heft of the main plot - come alive..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
Reviewed by Bob Mondello [NPR]

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