Are you wondering if Charlize Theron is any good in Young Adult?
Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter says, “Jumping into the deep end with an essentially unlikeable character who is nonetheless compelling and sometimes great fun to watch, Theron is terrific,” he says in his review. “She makes Mavis’ arrogance and certainty of her own allure not only convincing but enjoyable.”
Academy Award winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.
Young Adult reunites Jason Reitman, Academy Award nominated director of Juno, and Academy Award winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody.