'Young Adult' Delivers Both Laughs and Bruises (VIDEO)

Young Adult Charlize Theron Reviews

It's been a while since I've really looked forward to a movie coming out. Today, Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, and Patton Oswalt, comes out in theaters and I honestly couldn't be more excited. The trailers look absolutely hilarious!

Directed by Jason Reitman, Young Adult follows Theron's character Mavis as she returns to her small hometown and attempts to relive her high school glory days (eek!) and reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. This has to strike a nerve! Who doesn't wonder what that hunk from high school is up to?

But what do the critics think? Check out the Young Adult reviews here:

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Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine:

In a thorny role, Theron is splendid; she instinctively reveals everything Mavis doesn't know about herself and offers an intimate peek into a wayward soul.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone:

Patton Oswalt's dark duet with Charlize Theron is funny, touching, and vital. But fair warning: The laughs in Young Adult leave bruises.

A.O. Scott, 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.

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly:

The really pretty Theron captures that state of really ugly inner childishness (articulated so sharply by Cody) with such precision, it makes you want to hear stories of her own high school experience.

Coming from the director who was responsible for Juno and Thank You for Smoking, I have a feeling that Young Adult is going to be another home run. Take a look at the Young Adult trailer, here:

Will you be seeing Young Adult this weekend?

 

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