Bless screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman their twisted, little hearts. Young Adult isn't season-specific, but it does serve as a healthy counterbalance to all that holiday growth and belonging.
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The previews of Young Adult suggested a light rom-com. I was in no way prepared for what I got.
By Margaret Bristol for Bookish:
In 2007, Diablo Cody won over adults and teens alike with her Academy Award-winning screenplay for "Juno" -- bring...
People in Minnesota have this reputation for being "nice" that Diablo Cody seems determined to undermine -- which she does in slashingly funny style in Jason Reitman's Young Adult.
Young Adult is a surprisingly potent and insightful dramedy, all the more effective for its understated nature and its off-the-cuff black comedy construction.
One of the great joys of "Young Adult" is that its protagonist, Charlize Theron's Mavis Gary, is unrelenting in her awfulness: she's coarse, self-indu...
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