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V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011

Film

Juno duo return with the blistering black comedy Young Adult

The last time director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody teamed up, it was for a little film called Juno. Four years later they’re back together for another drama-laced comedy, Young Adult. Perhaps the two have grown older and wiser. Perhaps times have changed. But the snarky, impossibly well-spoken wit of Juno has dried up, replaced by the cynical comedy of discomfort.

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V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
“They are out of AmeriCone Dream. Someone must die.”

Film Review

Young Adult

Blistering black comedy celebrates stunted development and spectacularly bad ideas

The last time director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody teamed up, it was for a little film called Juno. Four years later they’re back together for another drama-laced comedy, Young Adult. Perhaps the two have grown older and wiser. Perhaps times have changed. But the snarky, impossibly well-spoken wit of Juno has dried up, replaced by the cynical comedy of discomfort.

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