Kernel Rating (out of 5):
Length: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Age Appropriate for: 16+. Serious emotional issues, and problems like alcoholism, may be overwhelming for younger viewers. Also cursing and implied sex scenes.
With the frustratingly snobby ‘Young Adult,’ Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman prove that together, they’re worse than their separate parts.
By Roxana Hadadi
The last time director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody worked together, they gave us 2007’s “Juno,” which catapulted hipster slang and Ellen Page’s snark into the pop culture lexicon. Now they give us “Young Adult,” which uses the same formula to rub Cody’s and Reitman’s success in our faces. READ FULL PARENT MOVIE REVIEW FOR YOUNG ADULT