Young Adult (2011)

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Young Adult Release Date
December 9, 2011
Young Adult Synopsis
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now married with kids.
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Starring: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, J.K. Simmons, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Produced by: Diablo Cody, Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman, Russell Smith, Charlize Theron
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Release Date:  December 9, 2011
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Lionsgate Taps Jack Thorne To Adapt Bestselling YA Novel Wonder Lionsgate Taps Jack Thorne To Adapt Bestselling YA Novel Wonder
The film will tell the story of Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old with a facial deformity that has kept him away from attending public school until he enters the fifth grade. And while the results are to be expected in the beginning, Auggie proves to everyone that beauty isn’t limited to the eye of the beholder.
by Nick Venable May 8, 2013 discussion comments
The Top 10 Movies Of 2011: Mack's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2011: Mack's List
This list started as an unfilled Word document saying “Best Movies” on January 1st , and it ended with over one hundred films that have been obsessively tweaked. There’s no ulterior motives and no efforts to impress behind the choices I’ve made. These are just the ones I liked a little bit more than the rest.
by Mack Rawden January 2, 2012 discussion comments
Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2011 Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2011
A decade spent working as a professional film critic has brought me here, to my tenth annual obligatory best of the year list. What you're getting here is a list of the 2011 movies which I think were the best. This list has the soul of a hero.
by Josh Tyler December 29, 2011 discussion comments
Diablo Cody Says Young Adult And Sweet Valley High Are Kind Of Companion Pieces Diablo Cody Says Young Adult And Sweet Valley High Are Kind Of Companion Pieces
When looking at the lead character of the Diablo Cody written film Young Adult, it’s not difficult to make the connection between Charlize Theron's Mavis and another project Cody’s known to have been working on, related to a certain set of pretty blonde Wakefield twins. In a recent interview about Young Adult, the subject of the Sweet Valley High film, for which she’s penning the script, came up.
by Kelly West December 16, 2011 discussion comments
Weekend Box Office: New Year's Eve's Party A Bust Weekend Box Office: New Year's Eve's Party A Bust
If Hollywood were to hang up a stocking for Santa this year, it would slowly filling up with one lump of coal after another. This weekend two new releases hit theaters and both were ticket sale disappointments.
by Scott Gwin December 11, 2011 discussion comments
Young Adult Clip Features An Amusing Conversation Between Charlize Theron And Patton Oswalt Young Adult Clip Features An Amusing Conversation Between Charlize Theron And Patton Oswalt
Jason Reitman’s Young Adult heads into theaters this weekend. If you read Katey’s review of the film then you know she had good things to say about it, particularly the relationship between Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt’s characters Matt and Mavis. The clip we have to show you shows us the (re)introduction of the two characters when Mavis returns to town and meets Matt in a bar.
by Kelly West December 9, 2011 discussion comments
Operation Kino Podcast #40: Young Adult Reviewed And Director Departures Discussed Operation Kino Podcast #40: Young Adult Reviewed And Director Departures Discussed
This week on Operation Kino, we're pulling out our mix tapes and slinking back to our parents' houses as we review the new Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody collaboration, Young Adult. From there we tackle the other big release of the weekend, The Sitter
by Op Kino December 9, 2011 discussion comments
Jason Reitman Talks Young Adult, Autobiographical Films, And His Evolving Directing Style Jason Reitman Talks Young Adult, Autobiographical Films, And His Evolving Directing Style
Young Adult is in a way an attempt to get away from that meta conversation, a stripped-down and sometimes aggressively difficult film about a supremely unlikeable character who, despite plenty of reasons in favor of it, refuses to change. It's so immersed in its lead character that it demands to be taken on its own terms
by Katey Rich December 9, 2011 discussion comments
Patton Oswalt Talks Young Adult And The Lasting Impact Of The Bad News Bears Patton Oswalt Talks Young Adult And The Lasting Impact Of The Bad News Bears
Not that many people saw Big Fan, which means that this weekend's release of Young Adult may be the first opportunity for a lot of people to see how well Oswalt can build a character who's not too far removed from subjects he'd bring up in his standup, but also a fully developed and eventually heartbreaking character on his own
by Katey Rich December 8, 2011 discussion comments
Charlize Theron Curses Up A Storm In New Young Adult Red Band TV Spot Charlize Theron Curses Up A Storm In New Young Adult Red Band TV Spot
There really isn't much point in a red band TV spot. If you utter a single curse word in any kind of trailer it will immediately be rejected by every single network, including those on cable. In fact, the only channels that would play expletive-laced previews are subscription services like HBO, Showtime or Cinemax, but guess what? None of those stations play commercials.
by Eric Eisenberg November 29, 2011 discussion comments
Charlize Theron Looks Upset In New Poster For Young Adult Charlize Theron Looks Upset In New Poster For Young Adult
Ah, Diablo Cody. She's been an Academy Award-winning writer courtesy of Juno, the movie that turned her into Hollywood "It Girl" of the moment. She's been the subject of inevitable backlash over the mediocre -- but not nearly as awful as many insisted -- Jennifer's Body. This December she's returning to her Juno-esque roots with the black comedy Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron and reuniting Cody with her Juno director Jason Reitman.
by David Wharton November 15, 2011 discussion comments
Charlize Theron Makes Lots Of Enemies In Two Young Adult Clips Charlize Theron Makes Lots Of Enemies In Two Young Adult Clips
Both of these scenes are teased in the movie's excellent trailer, but it's good to see how they play out in what's more like their full versions-- I'm guessing from the fact that there's no profanity that each of these have been trimmed a bit. I especially like the face Theron makes while stuffing the doughnut "for honors members only" in her face
by Katey Rich November 14, 2011 discussion comments
Young Adult Clip Has Charlize Theron And Patton Oswalt Reconnecting Young Adult Clip Has Charlize Theron And Patton Oswalt Reconnecting
Before we get to see Charlize Theron attempting to conquer the fairest of them all in Snow White and the Huntsman, she’s set to star in the Jason Reitman film Young Adult . Written by Diablo Cody, Young Adult will have Theron playing a young adult novel writer who returns to her hometown in the hopes of tracking down her ex-boyfriend.
by Kelly West November 13, 2011 discussion comments
Empty Coffin Young Adult Novel Series Coming To The Big Screen Empty Coffin Young Adult Novel Series Coming To The Big Screen
The first book in the planned Empty Coffin series, Envy is set in Port Gamble, Washington -- nicknamed "Empty Coffin" by the local residents. After a young, depressed teen girl is killed, two of her friends begin digging into the secrets behind the girl's death. Envy is based loosely on the real-life case of 13-year-old Megan Meier, a Missouri girl who committed suicide after a cyberbullying prank involving MySpace and adults who damn well should have known better.
by David Wharton October 21, 2011 discussion comments
First Trailer For Jason Reitman And Diablo Cody's Young Adult First Trailer For Jason Reitman And Diablo Cody's Young Adult
If you're tired of all the dour, inspirational, or serious end-of-the-year movies hoping for Oscar glory, Charlize Theron might have the solution to your problem. She's the magnetic, vicious heart of the first trailer for Young Adult, which makes another collaboration between Juno's director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody
by Katey Rich October 6, 2011 discussion comments
Charlize Theron Could Track A Kidnapper For Gritty Cities Of Refuge Charlize Theron Could Track A Kidnapper For Gritty Cities Of Refuge
The Oscar winner has played law-enforcement agents before, most notably opposite Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah. And ever since winning her Oscar for Monster in 2003, Theron has effectively chosen roles that stretch her abilities. I’d like to know who’s guiding her through Refuge before I get too excited about it, though.
by Sean O'Connell September 22, 2011 discussion comments
Charlize Theron Is Passed Out Drunk On The Young Adult Poster Charlize Theron Is Passed Out Drunk On The Young Adult Poster
The last time Jason Reitman and Diablo got together for a movie, Juno happened. Will Young Adult have the same success? Between the cast, the story description, and now this creative and amusing one-sheet, the movie certainly has a lot going for it already.
by Kelly West September 6, 2011 discussion comments
Charlize Theron Wears Hello Kitty In First Image From Young Adult Charlize Theron Wears Hello Kitty In First Image From Young Adult
In the film Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a young adult fiction writer who, following her divorce, returns to her hometown. While there, she tries to rekindle her relationship with her high school sweetheart, Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson). The problem is that Buddy is now married and has kids, leaving her to instead reconnect with another classmate (Patton Oswalt) who finds himself in a hole similar to Mavis'.
by Eric Eisenberg August 15, 2011 discussion comments
Patton Oswalt And Patrick Wilson Join The Stalking In Young Adult Patton Oswalt And Patrick Wilson Join The Stalking In Young Adult
Though Wilson has worked with a whole litany of great directors in the past, it's actually Oswalt who's had the better career fortunes lately following his stellar, creepy lead turn in last year's Big Fan
by Katey Rich September 27, 2010 discussion comments
Josh Brolin Not In Young Adult, But Is Still Working With Jason Reitman Josh Brolin Not In Young Adult, But Is Still Working With Jason Reitman
Last month a rumor began that Josh Brolin was set to join the cast of Young Adult the second collaboration between director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody. The story of a young adult fiction
by Eric Eisenberg September 13, 2010 discussion comments
Josh Brolin To Be Stalked By Charlize Theron In Young Adult? Josh Brolin To Be Stalked By Charlize Theron In Young Adult?
Of course, Brolin's just a rumor right now, so don't get too excited (like, uh, I may have). Maybe if we're all excited enough about it we'll collectively have the power to make it happen?
by Katey Rich August 12, 2010 discussion comments
Jason Reitman To Direct And Charlize Theron To Star In Diablo Cody's Young Adult Jason Reitman To Direct And Charlize Theron To Star In Diablo Cody's Young Adult
Following the release and subsequent success of Juno, everybody thought that Diablo Cody was the next big thing. The writer was given an Oscar
by Eric Eisenberg August 2, 2010 discussion comments
Diablo Cody's Next Screenplay Is A Young Adult Diablo Cody's Next Screenplay Is A Young Adult
The young-adult fiction angle may very well have been inspired by Cody's other recent writing project, adapting the Sweet Valley High novels for a film. As excited as I am about that one
by Katey Rich March 24, 2010 discussion comments
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