We here at Blogagaard saw the film Young Adult this past week as part of our lady friend's birthday spectacular. Man, there's something about small Minnesota towns that drives people crazy. Or maybe they make people who grow up within their little boundaries and fiefdoms slightly off-kilter before they flutter out into the world (or never leave) and that craziness just grows and grows for the rest of their crazy days.
I'm not going to review the film or anything here, but I do want to say how I liked A) the tiny fluffy white dog B) the dark wellspring of humor running beneath it all C) seeing Patton Oswalt in a perfect role for him and D) the scene where the main character, YA author Mavis Gary, tries to sign her own books in a bookstore despite the protests of the store clerk, who is worried about returning them to the publisher. This is pretty much how it is out there for mid-list authors-please sign one or two copies, but not much more. You probably won't sell here.
on Saturday, January 07, 2012