3nd viewing. Something went missing this time around. The lines that I found caustic hilarious in the past left me cold. With the exception of Mavis and Matt (to a certain degree) the rest of the characters were rather flat and uninteresting. I used to have Charlize Theron's queen bitch performance in a pedestal (and I must say I still think she's great) but her acting seemed more flawed this time around.
La pellicola smonta crudelmente il mito della popolarità al college senza fare facili moralismi, pur con alcune leggerezze e una scarsa originalità. La regia dà un bel ritmo, ma non spicca, anche a causa di una parte centrale un po' prevedibile. Buona fotografia dai toni molto freddi e buon montaggio. Protagonista dal carattere patetico e inquietante, che rimpiange il suo glorioso passato e che non riesce a maturare
An under-the-radar gem where high school roles are subverted in middle age. Despite the villainous traits of Theron's character, it is near impossible not to empathise with her plight. The concept of extended adolescence is explored with the flair that comedy dramas allow. One of Reitman's unsung besties.
Theron's character here is Archie Bunker reborn as a Maxim cover girl, or Cartman with a sex change. It's something remarkable, despite, or in spite of, Cody's self-appreciating field loop (dialogue). This succeeds because the ending is one of the bravest and best audience Middle Fingers I've seen in quite a while, and I loved it.
Manages to be despicable and disgusting due to the gross character (brilliantly portrait by Charlize) but at the same time is eerily warm & kinda sweet. Featuring one of the weirdest sex scenes I've ever seen (Solondz? wakey wakey). Diablo Cody is way better screenwriter than Reitman is at directing, that's obvious. I can totally relate to the 'loveable' stalkerism of chasing an high-school flame one let go away </3