New Young Adult Preview Clip and Featurette Starring Charlize Theron
12.13.11 by Ryan
As award season begins, there is already Oscar buzz for the upcoming dark comedy Young Adult, which opened last weekend in very limited release (8 theaters total) and will open in many more this weekend.
Most of the early reviews have focused on Charlize Theron's performance as self-absorbed teen fiction writer Mavis Gary, who returns to her small, Midwestern hometown in order to reclaim her high school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson), who is now a happily married man. "Jumping into the deep end with an essentially unlikeable character who is nonetheless compelling and sometimes great fun to watch, Theron is terrific," said THR's Todd McCarthy in his review. "She makes Mavis' arrogance and certainty of her own allure not only convincing but enjoyable."
Theron's "arrogance and certainty of her own allure" is on display in the movie's latest preview clip, which sees Mavis visit a bookstore displaying her books and tries to impress the bookstore employee with her celebrity.
Young Adult is a reunion for director Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, the creative team behind the 2007 comedy/drama Juno, but in the Making of interview, you can learn plenty about Reitman's life on the set of his father, Ivan Reitman, why he became a director, and, eventually, Young Adult.