Young Adult ★★★½

The concept behind this film is very relatable to anyone who grew up in the Midwest. The light obsession with high school and how people are doing, and the reluctance to move back. Charlize Theron proves she’s a gifted performer with excellent talent in both drama and comedy. While the film is very enjoyable, there are times I wish the script had shown its teeth a bit more. It feels hesitant to go all in on some dark comedy, and I wish it had gone there a bit. The ending also feels a bit rushed and unresolved, but I can’t deny that I liked this film a lot.