Director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody created “Juno” and have teamed up again, but not as successfully. Charlize Theron stars as a beautiful, but unhappy woman who returns home to her small town to reclaim her college beau (Patrick Wilson), who’s happily married. Her character isn’t sympathetic, but worse, the film isn’t darkly funny. It’s just mean and miserable. Cody manages a few cute quips, but nothing especially smart. The whole film lumbers along just waiting to take off and when it finally does, it’s not worth the trouble.
Gay Angle: Patton Oswalt plays a character who was brutally beaten in high school, because the jocks thought he was gay…but he wasn’t. Not political message here.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.