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YOUNG ADULT (2011)
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
 
Release Date: December 9, 2011
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Jason Reitman
Screenwriter: Diablo Cody
Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R

****

83% Positive

The Consensus:

"Despite its somewhat dour approach, Young Adult is a funny and ultimately powerful no-holds-barred examination of prolonged adolescence, thanks largely to a convincing performance by Charlize Theron."

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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Review Samplings:

This Reviewer loved it!
Tony Medley, Tolucan Times

"Terrific, thought-provoking script with a lot of depth by Diablo Cody brilliantly directed by Jason Reitman who gets wonderful performances by Thereon, Wilson, Oswalt, and Reaser."

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This Reviewer liked it!
Pete Hammond, Back Stage

"The kind of pitch perfect black comedy studios seem to have abandoned. It's nice to see Paramount embracing such a smart effort again."

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This Reviewer disliked it!
Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"...smart and it has a couple of genuinely fine performances and some sharply observed comic moments, but in the end it's just not enough. It's not funny enough. It's not tough enough. It's not story enough."

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When reading reviews remember:
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."
--Brendan Behan (successful Irish dramatist)

"Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck."
--Eli Wallach (award winning screen actor)
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