Diablo Cody Explains "Young Adult"  

I just love Miss Diablo Cody! She’s witty, nice, and writes really great characters, okay, “Jennifer’s Body” was a misstep. But with “Young Adult,” Cody got her groove back! She spins an original tale about a 30-something woman (wonderfully played by Charlize Theron) who still thinks she’s a young adult.

SIDENOTE: I started following Diablo Cody way back during the height of MySpace. Then, “Juno” happened, and her star exploded! I haven’t been back on MySpace to check up on her. I haven’t been back on MySpace period! Have you? :wink

In this interview, we talked about:

*** The movie’s un-Hollywood treatment of romantic comedies
*** What made her want to make “Young Adult?”
*** Is Charlize Theron’s character redeemed in the end? Did she learn anything?
*** The movie as a character study
*** Her Midwest roots
*** Working with Jason Reitman the second time around
*** Any regrets from High School?

Have fun!

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Patton Oswalt Interview for "Young Adult!"  

Patton Oswalt gave a memorable performance in “Young Adult” where he plays Matt, the “geek” who falls in love with the popular girl, Mavis (Charlize Theron). This was my second time interviewing the actor, the first was for Disney/Pixar’s “Ratatouille.” His “Young Adult” role is certainly miles away from Remy the rat.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted him to the character Matt?
*** The challenges of working in “Young Adult”
*** The amazing Collette Wolfe who plays his sister Sandra
*** Any regrets from High School?
*** How did he prepare for his role?

Have fun!

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Elizabeth Reaser Talks About “Young Adult” and High School! 

I like how Elizabeth Reaser vacillates between the giant monster hit “Twilight” series and the smaller but thought-provoking films such as “Young Adult.” In “Twilight,” she plays the maternal Esme Cullen, and in “Young Adult,” she stars as Beth Slade. Trouble arises when Charlize Theron’s character, Mavis, decides to rekindle her romance with her high school sweetheart Buddy (Patrick Wilson) who’s incidentally married to Beth.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Auditioning for “Young Adult”
*** Why she thought she wouldn’t get the role
*** What attracted her to the script?
*** The character of Mavis
*** Her chemistry with Patrick Wilson
*** Any regrets from high school?
*** There’s a little popular girl in all of us

Have fun!

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Patrick Wilson Talks About "Young Adult!" 

Patrick Wilson stars as Buddy Slade in “Young Adult,” he’s the object of Charlize Theron’s character, Mavis Gray. Wilson has always been a dependable actor, and he especially shines in “Young Adult” with his scenes with Elizabeth Reaser (playing his wife, Beth). In this interview, we talked about:

*** What did he think when he first saw the script written by Diablo Cody?
*** What attracted him to his character, Buddy
*** Working with Elizabeth Reaser
*** Any regrets from high school?

Have fun!

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"Young Adult" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Charlize Theron Get? 

Director Jason Reitman reteams with his Oscar-winning “Juno” scriptwriter, Diablo Cody, for “Young Adult.” While their new collaboration is not as instantly lovable as their previous effort, “Young Adult” is still a smartly written film with nuance performances from Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt.

Theron stars as Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown with one goal in mind – to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart, Buddy Slade, played by the always dependable Patrick Wilson (“Insidious,” “Lakeview Terrace”). Read More...

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