Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson in the Young Adult trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
One of the “Oscar-y” films this year that is still flying under the radar is Jason Reitman’s YOUNG ADULT. I say “Oscar-y” because Reitman received Academy recognition with both JUNO and UP IN THE AIR, star Charlize Theron won an Oscar for MONSTER and writer Diablo Cody won for writing JUNO. So any film with that many previous winners is going to get some attention. But until now, we didn’t really know what to expect. After watching the trailer, I can safely say that this looks exactly like a Jason Reitman film. It’s humorous, but not overly so. It’s dark, but doesn’t dwell on the darkness. It has quirky characters, but not to the point of being obnoxious. The question is whether or not audiences will relate to Charlize Theron in the lead role the same way they did to Ellen Page in JUNO and George Clooney in UP IN THE AIR.
Along with Theron, the film stars Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt and J.K. Simmons. YOUNG ADULT will hit theaters on December 9th. Note: I will update with an HD trailer as soon as it’s available.