In between the big event pictures, easily lost in the shuffle but worth seeing is Young Adult (backofthehead.com), the darkest comedy yet from Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody. Charlize Theron is pretty incredible here as one of the worst people you could ever meet.
I don't really consider the movie a comedy, but more of a dark character study. And a very good one at that. Almost a "Bad Santa" for women.
Plus it introduced me to the term "Kentacohut", which I had previously not heard before.
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I think the moment that made it for me was when she sat down at her parents' kitchen table and announced "I think I'm an alcoholic" and they just blew her off. A true moment of self-realization where nobody close to her cared.
Darabont = King novel has proven to be money so far. I'm interested in seeing what Darabont can do with a King story that's more straight-forward horror than the straight-forward Shawshawk or the only somewhat magical Green Mile.