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Aro Recommended Young Adult

 

USA 2011, 90 minutes
Dir. Jason Reitman
Rating: [M] Offensive language and sexual references.
Genres: Comedy

 

Aroview: Charlize Theron plays a washed-up writer of young adult fiction pursuing the affection of a former sweetheart in this discomforting comedy from JUNO scribe Diablo Cody.

Theron is great in a willfully regressive role that plays to her strengths as an “uber bitch”, and Cody’s script is refreshingly stripped back from the all-knowing humour and pop-cultural references of her previous hit screenplay. If not quite delivering on the promise of a comedy of humiliation, the desperation and self-defeating behaviour ring true.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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