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Young Adult

Posted by admin on March 6, 2013


This new generation that is about to emerge and become the next leaders will be interesting in intake. As a part of this group, we are all in Generation Y, which concedes with people that were born in-between 1980 through the early 2000’s. Unlike Generation X that had it easier with acquiring jobs, much of us felt the effects of the recession and are having trouble finding ourselves. Much of us are still living with our parents and we seem to have a greater need into looking back at the material we loved as children. Maybe the better term for our age range is the “Nostalgia Generation”.

With life a little more difficult for us, it’s no wonder to think back to those nice feelings we had when we were children by falling into those old shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Ducktales. I see twenty-somethings wearing t-shirts and sporting memes on their Facebook pages with those characters all the time. Is this just a time of searching or are we doing this to delay growing up. Most likely we’ll forever remind ourselves of these nostalgic things, but because were adaptable, we all work with whatever life gives us. There are people like Mavis Gray, However, that seem to stay in their world of nostalgia. Young Adult is a study into one person’s life as if nothing has changed for them.

While a lot of movies like to focus on the underdog character who has yet to accomplish their goals, Mavis Gray (played by Charlize Theron) is the exact opposite. Growing up in high school, she was the popular prom queen teenager who wanted to leave her small town life. She has gone one to become a ghost writer for a young adult book series that’s about to end. After a day of sleeping in, writing her first pages and playing her Nintendo, she gets an email invitation to her old boyfriends baby naming ceremony.

She takes this as a sign that they were meant to be together, so she returns from Minneapolis to Mercury, Minnesota to reclaim her old life back with her ex, Buddy. While killing time, she meets up with another former classmate Matt (played by Patton Oswalt), who was the victim of an attack from jocks (because they thought he was homosexual) that left him with crippled legs. They end up bonding over their fears of confronting the real world as the past has left great impacts. Unlike Matt who seemed to have grown up, Mavis still thinks like a teenager and meets up with Buddy (played by Patrick Wilson) who realizes that stealing him from his wife and newborn is going to be harder then she thought.

This movie is somewhat hard to sink in as Mavis is not a very likable character. She drinks, lies, and tries to whine her way back to the way things are. Though difficult to make work, writer Diablo Cody has somehow found a way to make the audience feel sorry for such a bitchy character.

Charlie Theron is the only person I could see playing this part. She’s so full of herself, you would think see’s even a little crazy. Theron turns Mavis into a person that a lot of people would want to be, but once seeing the lifestyle and attitude present, would be glad to have their real lives. Young Adult makes some interesting commentary about never leaving the past can really turn into Peter Pan. After seeing this, that life’s no Neverland. I like how the films photography can make her beautiful when she needs to be and tired and ugly during the darker moments. Without giving anything away, you’ll be surprised that Mavis doesn’t seen to learn anything, yet that’s kind of the point. She’ll continue to dress like a teenager, play video games, and drink. I would actually like to see a sequel in twenty years to find out where the character would go from this point.


I’ll give this five collections of young adult fiction out of five. Young Adult makes for both a great black comedy and a drama about those that will never grow up.


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