01 January 2012

Young Adult

Is it wrong to look up to Charlize Theron's character in Young Adult? OK, not really, but I definitely feel bad for the screwed up bitch. From the outside, she's gorgeous and glamorous and has a cute dog and has it all together. But when she wakes up in the morning, she has eyeliner all smeared under her eyes, she neglects her adorable dog, and she's a delusional alcoholic who drinks Diet Coke and booze like water.  And it's both funny and heartbreaking to watch.

Patton Oswalt, who I always love, is great as an old classmate she bonds with -- as much as this immature-beyond-her-years chick can bond with another human being. Props to Theron, who plays a pretty horrid bitch in a way that makes you pity her.  The poor thing is just too messed up and immature to realize what she really has -- or doesn't have -- going for her.  And just when you feel bad for her, she goes back to being a bitch.  It's great, and really left me wondering if Mavis was going to change her ways or not.  I think so, but then again I kind of hope not.  Bitch Mavis is fun.

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