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Lacking the over-polished zing of Juno or the heft of either of Reitman's previous offerings, Young Adult is nonetheless an interesting pseudo-comedy that dares to add depth to its characters instead of just having them be assholes for laughs.
As good as Theron and Oswalt are, and they're very good, Young Adult doesn't give them enough room to breathe.
December 16, 2011
The New Republic
There has always been something so inward about [Theron;] she can seem detached or deprived. But here it's as if the script and the direction felt bound to heed that loneliness, and let the actress go with her bravery and the depressive sag of her mouth.