My Life as Comedy Hour: Why am I SO Obsessed with YA Movies?

When you’re about to spend an easy 30 bucks at the movies, you would think that going for cinematic quality would be a good idea, right? No!! I don’t care what score the first installment of the last Twilight movie was expected to receive on Rotten Tomatoes, I was there, opening night, happily seated amongst the endless hoards of delusional Twi-hards. Movie producers these days have a knack for finding the key to any TwentySomethings heart: a cast filled with really, really ridiculously good-looking people. Hi Jennifer Lawrence, I’m looking at you – you’re my best friend, you just don’t know it yet.

In light of the arrival of Divergent, here is an ode to the Young Adult movies that have been sweeping through the heart (and wallets) of all us TwentySomethings.

Divergent

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Hi Theo James, I don’t care that you made it approximately 20 minutes in Downton Abbey before you were axed, you’re beautiful and perfect and 29 so I don’t feel like a total lunatic for drooling over a fictional 18 year old. Also – Shaileene Woodley, you have perfected the sexy raspy voice, teach me!?

The Hunger Games

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This movie franchise is filled with so many beautiful people, I just can’t. Jennifer Lawrence is such a stunner no matter what character she plays that I shouldn’t be surprised of my total infatuation with Katniss Everdeen. As for Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, keep up the good work boys! You’ve successfully lured the likes of every TwentySomething to at least spend a little bit of time lurking you on IMDB.

Twilight

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If Robert Pattinson were a mute in this franchise, I would still probably go see the films. You may think – oh my gawd this movie looks so dumb  – and yes, you are probably correct. But, do you want to know what’s not dumb? Having the brooding eyes of Edward focused on you for a solid 2 hours. Add in Taylor Lautner and his pack of wolfy friends and you’ll be hooked too.

 What’s your favorite Young Adult obsession?

Casey

Casey is a recent grad from the University of California, Berkeley where she studied English. Returning to her hometown of Santa Monica, she is now an LA based twenty something - struggling through the array of cat claws that run the world of PR. When she's not working, you can find her reading by the beach, dying at the gym, or more likely than not, at a bar with friends. Fun fact: she loves to travel and has been to Tanzania, the Bahamas, and many amazing places in Europe and Mexico!!

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