Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman have joined forces for another female-centric comedy. The film is titled Young Adult and it stars Oscar winner Charlize Theron as an emotionally stunted 30-something, who desperately tries to recapture her youth.
In Young Adult, Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer and recent divorcee who returns to her Minnesota roots. She attempts to rekindle an old romance with her former boyfriend Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson) but unfortunately, he's happily married and has no interest in leaving his wife for her.
Buddy's spouse and Mavis' foil is Beth Slade, who's played by Twilight star Elizabeth Reaser. The two women are like night and day. Mavis is an eccentric who's outgrown her small-town roots, while Beth is a homebody who revels in it.
The tagline for Young Adult is "Everyone gets old. Not everyone grows up," which is the perfect description for the Mavis character. The trailer describes her as the girl you hated in high school, and Theron plays that up perfectly. This is one of the few times the actress has ventured into lighter fare and it looks great.
Young Adult opens in theaters on Dec. 16, but if you're looking for an immediate Patrick Wilson fix you can catch him every Friday on the CBS drama A Gifted Man. Theron on the other hand is busy with the fantasy tale Snow White and the Huntsman as well as Ridley Scott's sci-fi prequel Prometheus.
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