Hypable Exclusive Interview: Jason Reitman talks ‘Young Adult’ – Part 2

Jason Reitman is a 4-time Oscar nominated director, whose films include Thank You For Smoking, Juno, and Up in the Air. His latest film is Young Adult, written by Juno collaborator Diablo Cody and starring Charlize Theron (Monster). We had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the film during a recent stop in San Francisco.

Hypable Movie Review: ‘Young Adult’ an honest, if uncomfortable, character study

With Young Adult we see the much-anticipated reunion of director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody, whose 2007 smash hit Juno has audiences pining for their latest collaboration. Fully aware of this wide anticipation, Reitman and Cody turn Juno on its head as they produce a relentless and darkly uncomfortable comedy, featuring an extremely unlikely heroine in Charlize Theron as Mavis, a 30-something former high school beauty queen battling alcohol and bitter feelings. Yet through this experience, both Reitman and Cody reestablish their vast skill and eye for storytelling, as Charlize Theron makes her case as one of the cream of acting crop.

‘Sweet Valley High’ closer than ever to becoming a movie

The Sweet Valley High books were about the only novels in the 80’s that could be classified as Young Adult.  In 2009 Diablo Cody signed on to write the script for the film adaptation and recently she started talking about it again.