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"Young Adult" poster mocks every teen novel in the junior high library

  • Blog Post by: Colin Covert
  • September 7, 2011 - 12:45 PM

 

 

"Young Adult," the new feature reuniting "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody's and director Jason Reitman, has its first poster. Like the teen novels it parodies, it's pretty and shiny and bubblegum pink and angsty like a Judy Blume bad dream. There's something about that blonde ragamuffin's posture that says "Ugggh...hung over...whose bed am I in?" rather than "Oh, I think I'll reach down and have a refreshing swig of Diet Coke." And that little purse dog's eyes? They just follow you.

The film, which shot on location in and around Minneapolis for two days last October, stars Charlize Theron as a divorced kids'-book writer stalking her old high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson), who is now a married father. Patton Oswalt has a supporting role as an acquaintance who had a parallel crush on Theron's character, and Elizabeth Reaser plays Wilson's wife.

The movie's release date, Dec. 9 in major markets, with a nationwide opening the following week, indicates that Paramount Pictures has high commercial and critical expectations for the film. Fingers crossed.

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