A strangely inconsistent tone throughout the movie kept this from being as good as I thought it would be. When comparing it to "similar" (moderate budget, mainstream indie) movies I would say it was better than "The Kids Are Alright" but not as good as "Up In the Air" or "Young Adult"
"The Ides Of March" (dir. George Clooney, 2011) --- An idealistic staffer (Ryan Gosling) for a new presidential candidate (George Clooney) gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti. Based on the play "Farragut North" by Beau Willimon.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)--This was more charming as a book. And it's one of those books, and will probably be the same as a movie, which doesn't age well. Read it/watch it when you're 15 and it'll no doubt mean a lot more. A cute movie, especially if you enjoyed the book or are a teenage misfit who thinks of yourself as more intelligent and cultured than your peers.