One Sentence: Minnesota makes you crazy.
Release Date: 16-Dec-2011
The team that brought you Juno is back with another Confused Adult Life Choice Reflection Independent Feeling movie that might or might not be good, but you could never say it wasn’t good because it’s so real. Bleh. I am just about tired of these independent movie characters, they are the same people who complained in Rent about not being able to pay rent because they refused to get jobs.
The whole movie is about shitting all over your pretty awesome life, because you are dissatisfied with it even though you are doing better than most. Clinging to your high school life, and hoping that things would be as they were back then. All while slowly going completly crazy.
I did not feel this movie at all. I get the reflection and loss and the story they were trying to tell. It just did it in a forced uncomfortable way that I couldn’t relate to or empthaize with. I was just sitting there thinking that this movie is making me feel dirty and I don’t care what happens to this messed up girl. She wasn’t worth spending my time on. These types of movies need this relationship between audience and main character and if it doesn’t exist the movie doesn’t connect. This is what happened to me with Young Adult. I just wanted it to be over, I didn’t care what would happen at the end, because the girl wasn’t interesting or sad enough to want to know more about.
If you are going to attempt this type of movie it has to be amazing. It can’t just be ok. It doesn’t have anything else to bring to the table. I just didn’t feel like Young Adult was amazing. It was just ok, and that isn’t good enough in the Independent style to say go see this movie. I would think it might be a renter, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to see it.