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Young Adult




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Thirty-seven-year-old Mavis is a divorced, alcoholic writer of a young adult series that will end when she completes the last book. But Mavis is having writer's block because she's vicariously lived through Kendall, her heroine. Like Kendall, Mavis believes high school was the best time of her life. She gets an email with a photo of her high school beau Buddy's new baby and Mavis decides to return to her hometown Mercury, Minnesota to reclaim Buddy. She arrives, calls him, and he agrees to meet. While waiting for him she sees Matt, another alumni, but she doesn't recognize him. He was so severely beaten by high school jocks who accused him of being gay, that he's been in a wheelchair ever since. Eventually, Matt becomes Mavis' drinking buddy and he tries hard to get her out of her delusional state about the happily married Buddy. Mavis begins to realize she has severe emotional problems and bravely confronts her parents about being an alcoholic.

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser
Writer : Diablo Cody
Language : English

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