Young Adult Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 9, 2011
  • R, 1 hr 34 min
  • Art House/Foreign
  • Comedy
  • 593 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this black comedy from the writer of Juno has mature themes about self identity, what it means to be an adult, and how some people never grow out of their high school stereotypes. There's also a lot of drinking; the main character, Mavis (Charlize Theron), is often drunk and even crashes her car after getting wasted. What's more, she's unapologetically mean, rude, judgmental, and self absorbed. Strong language is frequent ("f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and "bitch" are used in nearly every exchange), and the product placements continuous. Mavis has a couple of one-night stands and kisses a married man; some scenes show her barely dressed.

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  • Drinking & drugs
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