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Young Adult

Released: 03/02/2012 General release
Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, the team behind Juno, weave their hipster magic in darker territory. Divorced 37-year-old Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is on a mission to break up her high school boyfriend’s marriage. Still, expect mixtapes, Hello Kitty t-shirts and a soundtrack thirty-somethings can ‘get down to’. For more information visit: http://www.youngadultmovie.com/ Buy: http://www.cineworld.co.uk/films/4956 Watch:
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Guardian“Features a poignant performance from Charlize Theron...” Again, Cody has worked with director Jason Reitman, and again she has created a sharp, funny and watchable black comedy about those people for whom, to quote the old saying, real life is just high school with money...
 
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The Independent“A brilliant first hour, and then a hopeless fizzle...” Young Adult is a very good film. Too bad it could have been a great one...
 
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The Telegraph“A mouthwateringly sour anti-romantic comedy...” It’s a hugely satisfying case of right actress, right role, and the dividends are only compounded by the presence of the right director...
 
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Evening Standard“One of the most sophisticated American films of the past year...” Here is a film that could have been awful but is so carefully nuanced that it is one of the most satisfying of the year...
 
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Radio Times“A caustic and self-consciously quirky satire...” In showing Mavis a warmth and kindness she really doesn't deserve, the heroic misfit personifies the story's underlying moral message and adds emotional depth to an otherwise slight affair...
 
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Film4“It's so rare that women get to play fully rounded, flawed human beings...” If you're fed up with candy floss films but in no mood to eat your Oscar oatmeal, try this: a sour gooseberry sorbet of a movie. And we mean that as a compliment...
 
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Little White Lies“Daring and different but just way too dark...” Young Adult isn’t what you’re expecting. It’s a funny one. Actually, it isn’t that funny at all. This new ‘comedy’ from the makers of Juno is, in fact, one of the strangest, darkest films of the year...
 
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Empire“Theron is so unbridled and yet so perfectly nuanced...” Smart, honest, sickeningly funny and supremely well judged in the writing, direction and acting...
 
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Total Film “Theron revels in her selfish actions and waspish, un-PC sentiments...” Theron gives a fearless performance in a dark comedy of no manners that’s as acerbic and mordant as Juno was warm and embracing. Jason was the Reitman for the job...
 
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Time Out“Charlize Theron gives her best performance in years...” There is a raw honesty here rare in movies, and it’s very funny too – excruciating at times...
 
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