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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Charlize Theron
Patrick Wilson
Patton Oswalt
Elizabeth Reaser
Directors
Jason Reitman
Screenwriters
Diablo Cody
Running Time
93 minutes

Young Adult
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Plot
Messed-up Mavis Gary (Theron), divorced, alcoholic author of adolescent fiction, heads for her home town hellbent on reclaiming ex-boyfriend Buddy (Wilson) from his inconvenient wife and newborn baby. Mavis' reputation as the beautiful mean girl at high school endures as she follows her self-absorbed path of destruction.


Verdict
Smart, honest, sickeningly funny and supremely well judged in the writing, direction and acting.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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