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| | 1 hr 33 min | Drama, Comedy

Young Adult is a dark comedy film that came out in the year 2011. The movie is about a woman who is seeking to reunite with a man that she dated back in high school. She goes back to her home city in Minnesota to get back together with him but he is currently married with a child. Therefore, the woman is unable to get what she was wanting.

A 37 year old divorced woman named Mavis Gary is a writer for a novel series known as Young Adult. While surfing the internet she discovers a photo of a baby. Mavis then finds out that it is the child of a couple of her high school classmates including the man she once dated back then named Buddy. As a result she looks to go back to her home suburb to meet with him. She arrives in town and calls him up to see if she can meet him at a bar. However, due to parenting responsibilities and short notice he is unable to. While at the bar Mavis meets with another guy that she went to school with. This guy named Matt was victim of a horrible prank that left him slightly crippled. The next day she meets with Buddy and gets up to date on their lives. They are happy to see each other and she comes to a restaurant to see his wife's band play the next night.

Over time Mavis is constantly trying to get back together with Buddy. However, he continually focuses on his family and looks at Mavis as good company but not as a lover. Meanwhile, Mavis gets to know Matt and spends time with him. In the end Mavis attends a baby party, gets drunk and has a outburst as she expresses her discontent about her former relationship with Buddy and her desire to get back together with him. She then realizes that it is time for her to move on and goes back to Minneapolis with her writing project completed.

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Stars
Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe
Director
Jason Reitman
Language
English
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