Thursday, December 29, 2011
As If I Wouldn't Love This Movie
Movies like Young Adult are written for people like me. It has all the elements of my favorite movies- damaged female character (bonus points for her actually being the lead), hilariously awkward moments, lots of drinking, a tiny dog, and it takes place in the Midwest. Add in a sassy gay character and I'm in heaven. Then it's also just the movie version of Will & Grace set in the Midwest. Anyway, I have nothing but fan girl love for Young Adult and could go on for hours about how much I loved it. Join me, won't you?
The basic premise of the film is a terribly mean girl (that you totally knew in high school) who returns to her hometown after hearing that her ex-boyfriend had a baby. Well, he didn't haaaave the baby, his wife did. But you know. Try to keep up! Charlize Theron is a beacon of all that is awesome and hilarious in this movie. She plays the part of the damaged main character in such a like-able way, it's almost impossible not to love her despite all of her flaws. Maybe even because of her flaws. That's totally the text book definition of true love. I don't know, I think Ben Gibbard taught me that in an emo song or something. For me, most of the movie was spent getting to know her character, all the ways she's messed up and weird, and watching her do insane shit in an effort to get back together with her ex-boyfriend. The entire movie was giggle-worthy and cringe inducing. MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS OF ALL TIME!
For real, go see this movie ASAP. It's written by the same rad chick who wrote Juno and Jennifer's Body (a vastly underrated film) so you know it's bomb. To be fair, a couple people I went with had a few complaints about the film, but I totally didn't. I went into it knowing that it wouldn't fit into the typical movie mold and it definitely lived up to my expectations. It's a left of center story about a really interesting and fucked up woman, who also happens to love Diet Coke as much as I do. Is there any reason why I wouldn't love this movie?! Go. Go now.