Charlize Theron revels in the role of a 30-something clinging on to her spiteful prom-queen days.
Dir Jason Reitman
With Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson
Divorced, alcoholic YA ghost writer Mavis Gary (Theron) returns to her hometown in Minnesota, determined to get back together with her high-school sweetheart (Wilson), who’s now happily married and has a child. Living as if she were still the adored and feared prom queen, Mavis – wonderfully written by Diablo Cody – is flawed and dislikeable; but that’s what makes her such a great character.