Young Adult is about to hit the theaters with a limited screening on December 9, 2011 and wide release on December 16, 2011. The movie is directed by Jason Reitman and the screenplay is written by Diablo Cody. This movie is another collaboration of the Oscar nominated director Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody who worked side by side in the film “Juno”. Cody won the Oscars for the category “Best Writing, Original Screenplay” and Reitman was nominated for the award “Best Achievement in Directing.” for Juno. They are now back to bring a comedy drama that revolves around the adolescent lives of people who want to reclaim a piece of themselves from high school. The movie is produced by Paramount Pictures with other production companies like: Denver and Delilah Productions, Indian Paintbrush, Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd and Right of Way Films. The film also had different filming locations like Minneapolis, Minnesota, White Plains, New York and New York, New York.
The movie stars the award winning actress Charlize Theron who won an Oscar for her role in the movie “Monster” This is Charlize’s first movie after a while and she is playing the character Mavis Gray who is a newly divorced, teen literature writer who went back to her hometown to relive the glory days. She is on a mission to win back her high school sweetheart Buddy Slade portrayed by Patrick Wilson. The only catch is Buddy Slade (Wilson) is now happily married and has kids. People are in for a treat as they watch Mavis Gray try her best to bring back high school and its memories to the present. The main character is also bound to form an unlikely relationship with Matt Freehauf (Patton Oswalt) another former classmate who has trouble letting go of high school. The film also presents Elizabeth Reaser who plays Buddy Slade (Wilson)’s wife Beth Slade and Collette Wolfe as Sandra Freehauf. The film has so many twists and turns that everyone will be given a chance to relive certain moments in their high school lives. We’ll also see how high school seems to have that certain imprint in our lives and it still affects us even if we claim to have grown up.
This movie is starting to earn different reviews from critics all over the country. It seems that everyone has different expectations and equally intrigued by this new film. Kate Erbland of Box Office Magazine is extremely excited with this film. She says that the Reitman’s eye for detail and Cody’s spot on writing will surely bring audiences a movie with a bite before the year ends. (http://www.boxofficemagazine.com/reviews/2011-11-young-adult) Chris Hewitt of St. Paul Pioneer Press is a bit disappointed and seems to want more from the film. He does admire the cast, director and writer but as he said “there is a missed opportunity” in the film. Still a whopping 91% of audiences from Rotten Tomatoes are waiting expectantly for the wide release of the movie Young Adult. (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/young_adult/) We’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves how this film turns out. While waiting for the wide release of this film you can get all the latest news, trailers, videos, pictures and inside report right here in this blog. Young Adult will surely bring back memories of the past which will leave audiences asking if they are truly over high school.