Thursday, October 6, 2011

Young Adult trailer

Whatever cool factor may have been lost on writer Diablo Cody since she won the Oscar for Juno, or followed-up that film with the silly horror\teen comedy Jennifer's Body, and whatever grace points director Jason Reitman may have lost since his Oscar also-ran Up in the Air, I'm fully on board with Young Adult.  The prime showcase appears to be a nicely nasty and committed comedic turn from Charlize Theron, an actress who, despite that Oscar for that lionized "performance of a lifetime" back in 2003, kind of vanished slightly.  I'm on board, totally, for what appears to a smokey, fun portrayal of a "high school prom queen bitch."  What appears less sturdy, at least on first appearances, is an Oscar campaign, of which I'm certain distributor Paramount Pictures is surely gunning for-- the trailer shows little dramatic pretense...of which makes me enjoy it all the more.  Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson and Juno's dad, J.K. Simmons co-star.

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