Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Movie Review: Young Adult


Remember when Boyfriend and I watched Midnight in Paris? Well, we watched Young Adult last weekend. Here’s a review, kind of.           
















So, the movie wasn’t terrible. It certainly wasn’t Midnight in Paris bad. I’m not really sure how I felt about the film itself. But I do know the product placements were definitely way over the top.


42 comments:

  1. Haven't seen this movie because I'm conflicted. I love Jason Reitman movies and I love Patton Oswalt, but I have an aversion to Diablo Cody. Maybe I'll watch it while drinking a nice, refreshing Snapple. MMmmmmmMMmmm Snapple. It really is made from the best stuff on Earth. [This comment in no way was sponsored by Snapple.]

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    1. Ha! You should probably watch it then. Diablo dropped the Juno-esque teenspeak (which was fun in Juno, but would not have worked in this one).

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  2. I haven't heard of this movie, but it seems like it is just a giant add break! I also want some snapple...maybe something with raspberry!

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  3. I just love all the sneaky ads they put in movies!

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  4. I'm so glad someone else watches these movies and tells me how bad they are so I won't watch. Really Gia, you are doing a service.

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  5. My wife and i rented this the other noght as well. We had the same reactions as you. It wasn't terrible, we were just waiting and waiting for the good thing to happen and it never did. When it was over, we just sat there trying to decide if we had a good time or not.

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  6. I hated Young Adult and I LOVE everyone in it and the writer of it (Diablo). I was just baffled. I hated it way more than I hated Midnight in Paris and that was a super shitty movie.

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  7. LOL Here's another one that I don't plan on seeing. Thanks for confirming that ;)

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  8. I love the fact that you hoped for "sexytime" lol

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  9. ...and yet for me, watching a movie is my way of putting off "sexytime" for as long as possible. oh the humanity!

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  10. So what you are telling me is 1) there are no ads and 2) it's the best movie of all time?
    ;)

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  11. When you watch a good movie could you do a review for us? I'm in need of some recommendations! :)

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  12. This JUST came in the mail for me from Netflix. I've been watching way too many movies that make me think and wanted a drivel break. Now I'll be noticing all the product placement which I can usually ignore 'cause if I couldn't, I'd never get to go to the movies.

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  13. Wanted to see this... kind of. The previews were funny but I had a feeling there was going to be some moral, tragic something undertone to it, like she has cancer and this is her last hoorah, and I wasn't up for that.

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  14. I feel like everyone who has seen this movie had the same reaction: it wasn't bad but.... what was good? To be honest, i found it deceiving that it was marketed as more of a comedy and then I just ended up feeling depressed by it.

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  15. Looks to me from the positioning of your right hand that sexytime was throughout the entire movie. You go, girl!!!

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  16. I haven't seen the movie but read an article about it in a Psychology magazine. The article analyzed the main character as having Borderline Personality Disorder, which made it seem pretty interesting to me.

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  17. did you also notice that Patrick Wilson looked like he's had at least 14 cosmetic surgeries since Sweet Home Alabama? just sayin'

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  18. Don't hate me but there is actually a movie that is really nothing but product placement that I adore - Josie and the Pussycats!

    I know! I know! So totally wrong and not anything like what the original show was about, but still, a movie where the plot is essentially about product placement and mass consumerism? You've got to give them some credit.

    And thanks for the heads up about Young Adult. I can take it off my queue.

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  19. I hate when they do product placement... they are doing it in music video's too now... it's all over the place.

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  20. I haven't seen the movie but I thought the trailer looked funny in a "hearing about a crazy stalker chick" kind of way. I probably will pick it up on "ON DEMAND" as free is worth the price.

    I just love your sense of humor, you make everything fun. Now I will be looking for product placement in movies. I usually haven't noticed in the past. I will be letting you know if you are responsible for ruining all future movies for me...heh heh.

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  21. Very timely of you. I just watched this movie last night, after having it on Netflix for about a month.

    To be honest, I didn't even realize all the product placement until you mentioned it. But I do recall specifically seeing everything you mentioned.

    I'm a big fan of Patton Oswalt, which is why I rented it. But I really feel that it was too depressing overall, with no redemption whatsoever.

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  22. painful.

    i was watching the dvd of friends wiith benefits (dont judge) and the preview was Midnight in Paris, i thougt of you and smiled. i loathe woody allen movies. loathe.

    i'm so ambivelant about charlize, so if you say its worth missing im okay with that.

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  23. Young Adult was mediocre. Those of us with a high-flown literary background adore Midnight in Paris.

    Love,
    Janie

    P.S. And when I say "high," I mean it literally. I don't have a job, so what should I do other than toke the day away and watch movies and gobble snacks?

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  24. So I've never heard of this movie 'til now but thanks for the headsup. I will just crave all the food in that movie and it will be bad if I don't get the food I crave. And when I say bad, I really mean bad.

    Stabby. Irritable. Forgetful. And hungry.

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  25. I expected it to be funny.. but everyone keeps telling me Charlize Theron's characters comes off completely selfish and unlikeable. Now, I just wanna watch fro the product placement!

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  26. Next thing you know they'll have the actors portrayed by a chicken leg and a tube of lipstick!

    Great comic!

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  27. I loved your review. And never even heard of the movie. Good Grief! i worry if I've fallen off the edge of the world sometimes. Enjoyed your funny take. I remember when I was young that it was so obvious what car company had paid to have their cars in a movie. All the cars would be Ford or GM. I just they don't do that any more but how would I know? I'm obviously clueless.

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  28. LMAO would you believ I laughed as much in this one as I did int he Midnight in Paris one!! xxx

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  29. Never heard of the movie but glad I haven't. I love your comment about the diet to look like Charlize Theron!

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  30. Hello! I've been without an Internet connection for a few days (just in case you missed me terribly). Wonderful little movie review - I never would have noticed all the "product placements" however, I have a feeling that from now on, I'm not going to notice anything else when I watch a movie or show... Thanks! lol

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  31. We watched it last weekend, and I gotta say I loved this movie... and am gonna blog about it. On the other hand, my husband HATED it and wants the five bucks and 90 minutes back. We also saw Midnight in Paris which I really liked and he fell asleep during. So clearly you should go to the movies with my husband, and I should go by my damn self....

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  32. Boy, I really dodged a bullet with this one. Thank God I found this post before it was too late.

    The idea of all of that product placement made me want to spend money and go get fat. Not good.

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  33. I didn't think that movie was terrible. Except for when she has sex with that what's his name. Blergh.

    It was certainly mortifying, and maybe I didn't notice all the product placement because I kept hiding my eyes from her shame.

    Don't you miss the days of generic stuff like in Repo Man?

    I hope you got the sexytime.

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  34. Ha ha ha! I'm pretty sure that Charlize Theron consumes Dior perfume instead of food. That certainly seems to keep her figure in line!

    -Barb the French Bean

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  35. this was a great little 'review' ;) ive never seen this movie, but if you aren't impressed, well, i'll take your word for it!

    love your blog! /follows/
    f-a-i-r-y-l-i-g-h-t-s.blogspot.com

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  36. I find its helpful to consume copious amounts of JD and Coke to get through the drudgery of modern life, product placement in films being one example of said phenomenon.

    Did I mention JD&coke is also available in cans, perfect for all occasions and purposes from brushing of teeth to one-for-the-road to curing insomnia?

    JD&coke, and you. Because three is company.

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  37. i'll give this movie a try then. if all else fails, at least charlize theron is nice to look at.
    :p

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  38. That movie sucked worse than an Amish whore. I may also have some jealousy issues in regards to Ms. Theron. . .maybe. . .

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  39. I am embarrassed to admit that I am DYING to see this movie. Going over to see if it's on iTunes yet.... happy that husband is going away for the weekend.

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  40. I thought Juno was awful, so I didn't expect much from this movie.

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