Young Adult 5/5
Here is a movie that had Oscar buzz potential but somehow attracted none. I still don’t understand how that happened considering it is one of the best screenplays last year as well as one of the best overall films. The two leads are magnificent and really shows Patton Oswalt’s acting ever improving. (Even though he is basically playing himself) Charlize Theron, who always gives a great performance, continues her streak of being gorgeous, funny, while giving her characters such emotional depth that it’s insane she didn’t at least get a nomination this year. I connected with this film a lot more than I thought I would. By the end of the film, I was happy with how it got there and how she was going to move on from what just happened. If only I could do the same.