Young Adult (2011)

Young Adult (2011) – As I have mentioned before, the films of Jason Reitman tend to take character would be unsympathetic (a tobacco lobbyist, a pregnant hipster teen, and a corporate hatchet man) and gets you almost root for them. Young Adult doesn’t quite follow that formula. Charlize Theron definitely plays an unlikable character but … Continue reading

Up in the Air (2009)

Up in the Air (2009) — Like many Americans I lost my job last year.  So did my dad.  So did everyone I worked with, as a matter of fact.  So the downsizing prick that is the protagonist of this film should be subject to my immediate revulsion.  Yet as he did for a fast-talking … Continue reading