A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Like it or not, Life Goes ON
In Young Adult, Charlize Theron portrays Mavis Gary, an emotionally fractured and delusional author of teen fiction. She returns to her suburban hometown upon receiving news of a birth announcement from her former high school sweetheart, Buddy Slade.
Nostalgic at times, the film tracks characters through their elusive search for happiness—a state of being “which seems to come so easy to some people”. Tragically, Mavis is doomed by her inability to accept adulthood--opting instead for a vain attempt to recapture her past.