After the success enjoyed with Juno, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody have teamed up once again for their latest effort, Young Adult.
Charlize Theron stars as Mavis, who despite her impending years still retains the behaviour and her status of the high school prom queen, treating others with evident disdain.
Existing in a swirl of hangovers, Mavis is informed via email that the boyfriend of her youth is soon to be a father: this news compels Mavis to return to her home town, in a desperate attempt to ‘rescue’ her ex from his fate.
Cody appears to have moved on from the snappy, stylised dialogue that plagued Juno for so many. Young Adult, refreshingly, seems to depict a female role far removed from the usual fare.