- Original title
- Running time
- 94 min.
- United States
Mary Beth Hurt,
Jenny Dare Paulin,
Jee Young Han
Paramount Pictures / Mandate Pictures
Drama | Comedy-Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family. Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either.
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actress - Comedy/Musical (Charlize Theron)
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Oswalt)
: Critics Choice Awards: 3 nominations, including Best Actress (Theron)
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Oswalt)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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