By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 6, 2011 at 5:54AM
Update: /Film have a slightly raunchier version of the trailer. Watch below.
Playing it coy this time around, Jason Reitman has kept his next film "Young Adult" off the festival circuit entirely. And while it has quietly begun screening for very special people, feedback has been kept under lock and key, but the buzz is that this film is a bit darker than we're used to from Reitman. With the solid first trailer now landing for the movie, we figure there's a good reason why the film is being brought to you, "From The Director Of 'Up In The Air' And 'Thank You For Smoking.'" There will be no food babies here.
Once again reteaming with “Juno” writer Diablo Cody, Reitman’s fourth feature stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt (with J.K. Simmons narrating), and follows the story of a divorced 30-something young-adult fiction writer (Theron; and hence the book cover one-sheet) who returns to her Minnesota home to chase after her now-married-with-kids ex-boyfriend (Wilson). Oswalt plays a semi-crippled old high school acquaintance and drinking buddy. This trailer does a nice job of establishing the players in the movie and the general premise without giving a whole lot away. Theron looks unbelievably solid here and Oswalt is easily the ace up the sleeve. It's certainly humorous but there is an undercurrent of darkness that we reckon will get more pronounced in a future spot.
Academy Award(R) winner Charlize Theron plays 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). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either.