Young Adult

Synopsis: Thirty-seven year old Mavis Gary seems incapable of happiness. She has had one failed marriage with no romance in her immediate horizon. She ghosts writes a young adult series of books, which has just been canceled due to low sales. She is in the process of writing the last book, with which she is having a mental block. She lives vicariously through Kendall Strickland, the teenaged female heroine in her books, as like Kendall she believes her high school years were the best years of her life when she was the prom queen. When she receives news that her high school beau, Buddy Slade, and his wife, Beth Slade, have just had their first child, Mavis takes it as a sign that she and Buddy are meant to be together. As such, she devises a false pretense to travel from her Minneapolis home back her her old hometown of Mercury, Minnesota to reclaim Buddy from Beth. As Mavis slyly or not so slyly does whatever she can to hang out with Buddy, even in Beth's company if need be, she also runs into a
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jason Reitman
Production: Paramount Studios
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 31 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Young Adult

subtitle by AmirT6262

Do you want that?

Allright. C'mon

Follow me.

Kendal Strickland wasn't just the

prettiest girl at Waverly Prep.

She was alegend.

As a junior, the student council voted

to dedicate the yearbook to her,

even though another

student had recently died.

look who's arrived

Hey Mavis, its me again. Just

calling to bug you.

We need that draft of Waverley 178.

We can work with something rough...

Last one, honey. I know you can do

it...hopefully by Friday

when you send something that soon,

isnt it just for the inner circle?

Not for the ex-girlfriend of the

father, who doesnt even talk to him anymore.


its a slap in the face.


You seem a little overly worked up

about this.

Im not worked up in the


I just wanted to tell you about something

that happened. God.

Well, good for them, right?

Buddy seems like hed be a decent father.

But can you imagine still living

in Mercury?

Trapped with a wife

and a kid and some crappy job?

Its like hes...

Its like hes a



Were lucky we got out.


We have lives.

I just think me and Tyler are

like, soul twins. You know?

- Like, right before he texts me, its like I can...

- Sense it.

Yes! Like psychically.

And its like we have chemistry even over

our phones.

- Chemistry messages.

- Like, textual chemistry.


Just as Kendal hit send, a message

from Ryan popped up like magic.

It couldn't be denied ... they had

textual chemistry.

So, I spent a year

in Southeast Asia.


I ended up a

volunteer teacher in Phnom Pehn.

Oh my God. Yikes.

Mm, yeah, it was probably the most

rewarding thing Ive ever done...

Of course.

Sure. Totally.

Mad Love, Buddy.

Young Adult

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Dolce, take a pee.

Dolce, pee.

Welcome to Hampton Inn. Do you

have a reservation?


Mavis ... Gary ...

Is that a dog in your bag?


We actually allow small pets with

a cleaning deposit.

Well, because I have a small dog,

in my car.

Okay. Ill put that you have

a dog.

- How many keys do you need?

- Two, please.

Expecting company?


Personal. Mercury, Minnesota.

Mercury, Minnesota.


Hi Buddy. This is Mavis. remember

Mavis Gary.

Im in town taking

care of a real estate thing.

I don't know, I've just thought

if you have time and you want to grab a drink

catch up.

some like that allright listen call me and

... and let me know

Okay, bye.

-Hey, Buddy!

- Mavis Gary. Its been...

how long?

Im not sure! Gosh. Wow.

So youre actually back in town.


Oh, Im just passing through. Im

insanely busy. As always.

Well, I dont know how long youre

in town with your real estate thing,

but Id love to grab a drink.

Okay. Well,

if youre feeling

spontaneous, I can be at Woodys in,

I dont know, 15 minutes?

Spontaneous isnt really a thing

these days.

I dont know if you

heard, but Im a new dad.

No duh! Everyone knows, the whole


Yeah. I got the announcement.

Thanks for that, by the way.

Hey, youre welcome.

So, uh, how about we meet at Champion

OMalleys tomorrow? Kind of fun.

Of course. Yes.

-How about 8:

-6 would be better.

At six is perfect.


See you at six.

Makers Mark.


Im sorry. I believe we attended

high school together.

At the same time?

Yes. Youre Mavis Gary

- Mavis Gary-Crane now.

- Matt Freehauf.

My locker was actually right next to yours.

For all of high school.

Matt Freehauf. yeah

Your locker was right there, by


Its not like we ran in the same circles.

You were pretty

popular, if I recall.

You won

Best Hair.


What did you win?

I didnt.

They only give out like

and generally to the

same five people.

Yes ...

Well, I was glad to see you, Matt.

What are you even doing back in

Mercury? You move back

Of course not! Gross.

I live in Minneapolis.

Im just here taking care of this

real estate thing. I have some property, so.

I read the "Sun" that you writer

Yes, Im an author.

-Childrens books, right?

No. Y.A. Thats industry speak for

young adult.

I write a very

successful teen series.

Youve probably seen it everywhere.


Take that, liver

Werent you the hate crime guy?

excuse me

You totally were!

you're the hate crime guy!

My God! Why did not you say?

Now I understand who you are.

Matt! The hate crime guy!

Yes, Mavis. When I was a senior--

when we were seniors

a bunch of jocks who thought

I was gay jumped me in the woods

that's right!

and hit my legs

and dick with a crowbar.

with a crowbar. I totally remember that

It was national news.

I mean, until people found out

I wasnt actually gay.

Then it wasnt a hate crime.

It was just a fat guy getting his

ass beat.

Didnt you get to miss a bunch of


Yes. I got to miss about six

months. It was awesome.

f***! Hows your dick?

Not good.

Does it work?

Yes, it works ...

Just ...

Hard Jack. See? This is what Buddy

Slade drinks!

I do not know.

-The Buddy Slade.

-The Buddy Slade!

Interesting fact

Come here.

Wanna know why Im really in town?


I cant tell you in here

All right.

They took me out here.

allright. here's the deal

Buddy Slade and I are meant to be


and Im here to get him back.

Buddy Slade


Im pretty sure Buddys married.

With a kid on the way.

No, the kids here. She already had it

I dont care though. I have

baggage, too, you know?

Wait, are you not joking?

My God, man,

I get it people wont understand,

But, you know, but things like this happen.

In real life happens ...

Usually they happen in


They get divorced,

they reconfigure.


okay with that

if you take your

time like a emotional glacier.

-I am 37 years old!

-Mavis ...

I would keep all this to


I would find a therapist

a professional.

-Matt ...

- oh boy ...

Do not you get it?

love conquers all.

Havent you

seen The Graduate?

Or, I dont

know, anything?

Oh. A taxi.

Yeah, we called it Mavis, hey?

The Buddy Slade has life.

A life? Ha.

No, he has a baby, and babies

is boring.

Having spent the summer outside

the bubble of waverly prep,

Kendal looked around at her fellow

students, thinking:

did I really get that much better, or did

everyone simply get worse?

why was Ryan spending so

much time with this dumpy new girl?

Mavis, I'm Jim.

do you have any pages?

I trying to help you,

but I ...

Oh! No, no! I dont need


-Oh, youre going to want to try the popcorn shrimp!

- No, I'm not.

Two Hard Jack ciders Please.

Hey you!

Wow. Great to see you.

So! This is a midweek surprise.

I ordered us a couple

of Hard Jacks.

I havent had one

of those since college.

I know, too.

But I thought to drink

to remember the old days.

Basically I do not drink recently ...

During the pregnancy

of Beth ...

Beths nursing our

girl, so I thought Id, you know,

show some solidarity.


So are you still at General Mills?

-Yeah, Ad sales now.

My dad is still there,

so ...

so we have lunch

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