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Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron stars as Mavis Gary, a 37-year-old former prom queen, and current writer of young adult novels, who returns home to relive her glory days and win back her now-married high school sweetheart. When she finds her homecoming more challenging than expected, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate and both must face the harsh realities of growing up in this brilliant and bittersweet story critics are hailing as a “one-of-a kind comedy”* and “quirky, funny, heartfelt.”** *Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ** Manny, DeLa Rose, NBC TV
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Watched this due to it being included with prime and I have always enjoyed Charlize Theron in films. Glad I watched it.
But while it doesn't deliver on the comedy front, it's actually a clever and complex observation of a thirty-something trapped in her high school years who just never became an adult. Her practical stalking of an old flame is believable and oddly touching despite being completely inappropriate, and it ends with a satisfying conclusion that fits the setup. The whole thing works because of Patton Oswalt's character who is also stuck in his life because of events at high school but helps lift the otherwise melancholic tone.
I think most people will either love this or hate it. It's different to Reitman's other films such as Up in the Air but the same in that there's an undercurrent of malaise, frustration and boredom in his version of American culture. It's an uneasy film to watch but it's also smart enough to make the audience think - if you can get passed the inherent bleakness.