Director Jason Reitman Interview for “Young Adult”
Independent Films, Talk Shows, Interviews
Hats off to director Jason Reitman! He’s a competent storyteller, and is never boring! From “Thank You for Smoking,” to “Up in the Air,” to “Juno,” Reitman has been consistent. With “Young Adult,” the director reteamed with his “Juno” muse, Diablo Cody, and came up with a very un-Hollywood take on romantic comedies.
Plus points for the director for being funny in real life!
In this interview, we talked about:
*** What made him want to work with Diablo Cody again?
*** The film as a character study
*** His High School years
*** Identifying with the Mavis character
*** Working with Charlize Theron
*** Ken-Taco-Hut (KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut are featured prominently in the film)
*** The joys of eating fast food!
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature, returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate who hasn't quite gotten over high school either.
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
Release Date: December 9th, 2011 (limited); December 16th (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
U.S. Box Office: $310,263
Cast and Credits
Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Produced by: Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Lianne Halfon
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States