... you can learn from:
Young Adult (2011)
Matt: Look, I don't know what Buddy's doingwith you or what you think he's doing with you,but you need to move on.Mavis: You're one to talk. All you care about issome scuffle that happened 20 years ago.You lean on that crutch and you lean on excusesand you and I both know that you use this wholething as an excuse to do absolutely nothing with your life.Matt : Scuffle. You don't know shit about what happenedto me. Okay? Those jocks you used to blow during lunch,they shattered my legs, bashed in my brains, mangled mycock so that I have to piss and cum sideways for the restof my life. Then they left me for dead. You know, thingsaren't too great down south. I can barely get off bymyself let alone with another person.Mavis: You know, what's done is done.You can't keep dwelling on the past, Matt.
I've felt a little guilty ever since I wrote my (deservedly) scathing Ghostbusters Afterlife takedown last month that I made a nepotism joke about Jason Reitman, because I do think Jason Reitman is talented, and this here movie that's turning 10 years old today is about all the proof I need to exhibit in that claim's defense. If all he'd ever made was Young Adult he'd be a fave. Young Adult is better than anything his father made. Then you add on Juno and Tully and to a lesser extent Thank You For Smoking and he's really one of our great comedy directors -- I guess that's one of the reasons Afterlife annoyed me so much; I really wanted it to be something special and it was decidedly not. Oh well! We'll always have Mavis Gary and her spectacular bullshit!