R | | Comedy, Drama
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
In the movie, Mavis is the ghostwriter of a popular YA book series. In real life, Diablo Cody, the writer of the film, is a big Sweet Valley High fan (another YA book series with a ghostwriter). The book covers in "Young Adult" resembles those of the "Sweet ... ...
I just want you to know that I'm feeling everything that you're feeling. Buddy, these last few days have been some of the best in my life.
Buddy Slade: They have?
Mavis Gary: You don't have to pretend. I know what's in here.
Mavis Gary: And I know what's in here.
Mavis Gary: Buddy, you're my moon....
The highway signs (I-35, I-535 & US Hwy 53) outside the Hampton Inn that Mavis checks into would seem to place Mercury, MN in the Duluth area, but the strip mall next door features a Chuck E. Cheese's, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, and Liquid Ice. The nearest Chuck E. Cheese's are several hours away in the Minneapolis area. Raymour & Flanigan and Liquid Ice are chains only found in the Northeastern US (PA, NY, New England), and a highway sign seen after the interstate signs at the hotel is a New York State Route 35 sign supports that.
$310,263 (USA) (11 December 2011)
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