Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mesmerizing performance by Charlize Theron in Young Adult

Director Jason Reitman reunites with Oscar winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno) for this story of a divorced fiction writer (Theron) who returns to her small-town home in the hopes of hooking up again with her ex, played by Patrick Wilson. The problem is that he is happily married and a dad. Stand out performance by Patton Oswalt, who plays a mistaken hate crime victim who befriends the crazed writer. Theron is compelling as the heartless stalker.