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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Charlize Theron Clings To Young Adulthood
Young adult is a popular literary genre, a confusing life stage, and the title of a fascinating movie. Charlize Theron's character clings to young adulthood. As an author, she struggles to crank out another sequel for the young adult series that gave her success. As a woman, she refuses to believe married-with-child ex-boyfriend Patrick Wilson is no longer an option.
Comedy and tragedy ensue. Returning to her Minnesota hometown, Charlize buddies up with a genitally-mutilated, masculinity-challenged guy, whom she cruelly mocks as "low-hanging fruit." She thinks they're opposites. The reality that they're equally stuck in the past reveals itself touchingly and hilariously.
All life stages have their joys when lived fully and their silliness when hung onto inappropriately. With all the aging folks wanting to die with dignity, shouldn't more of us try living with some. Be the best you can be, but be what you be. Paddling desperately against the current of life doesn't often enhance the ride.