Mavis is not a likable person. You’ll find yourself both laughing at her and with her, as you observe her incredible desperation to win back her old flame, Buddy (Patrick Wilson). She is a woman who doesn’t have the best plan, nor does she even get it, but it’s intriguing to watch her carry out her ridiculous plan to the bitter end, with all the peaks and the valleys of her often embarrassing journey, which contains some serious and shocking, (some) funny and tragic moments.
There's definitely an underlining theme of attitude in the film, which was thought provoking - how we perceive the world and deal with the hand dealt is ultimately up to us.
Young Adult had some great performances. I'm a big fan of both Theron and Wilson. Over all it was a well put together film. I will say, though, it was a little more depressing than I had anticipated, but I'm glad I saw it.