Jason Reitman’s Young Adult Gets December Release

It’s looking like Jason Reitman‘s newest film Young Adult is getting both a limited and wide release this December. Deadline is reporting that the film will be getting a limited release on December 9th with a wide release following on December 16th.

This can be seen as good news because whenever a film like this gets a December release, that usually means it could be an Oscar contender, especially considering Reitman’s last film, Up in the Air was nominated for several Academy Awards.

I really enjoyed Up in the Air and Thank You for Smoking. I thought Reitman nailed the tone of both films very well while directing two great lead actors, Aaron Eckhart and George Clooney. I like the way he balances drama and comedy. His films almost come off as dark comedies, but they never go too far.

The only film of his I despise is Juno, which was written by Diablo Cody. Young Adult makes for a re-teaming of Reitman and Cody, which worries me. I hate her writing style. It comes off as very unrealistic and dumb and I don’t think a talented director like Reitman can save a film that has Cody’s sloppy dialogue all over it, but we can always remain hopeful.

Young Adult is directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. It stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and J.K. Simmons.

Check out a brief synopsis below.

Academy Award® 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.