Paramount has debuted a second poster for Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult starring Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson).
Last Friday I posted a trio of clips from the film and in the comments one person wrote, “The problem with these clips is that Charlize’s character comes across as a major a-hole so why would anyone care about her story.” As you can see from the poster, this isn’t a personality trait the film is attempting to avoid. As a matter of fact, it’s tackling it head on.
During the Los Angeles Q&A for the film screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) had this to say:
The film’s much buzzed about co-star, Patton Oswalt, added to Cody’s comment saying, “How great that we got to show [the film] here in the New Beverly, where the audiences have been trained to watch movies like Five Easy Pieces and Fat City and The Conversation, where the protagonists do not change or, if anything, get even more embedded in how they are.” I have never seen Fat City, but the comparisons to Five Easy Pieces and The Conversation are more than enough to have me interested in this film. I can’t wait, but then again, you already knew that as this film made my list of “Top Ten Most Anticipated Films Coming Up in November and December 2011“.