Jason Reitman’s big stuff and little stuff

Writer / director JASON REITMAN is establishing quite a career for himself and his latest sees him heading into darker territory.

Charlize Theron in Young Adult

Charlize Theron in Young Adult

Thank You for Smoking, Juno and my personal favourite Up in the Air are the features to date from accomplished writer / director JASON REITMAN.

His latest film Young Adult sees Charlize Theron on splendidly acerbic form as heroine (kind of) Mavis Gary, saying lines like:

“Sometimes in order to heal… a few people have to get hurt.”

Mavis is finding the journey back to her hometown after her recent divorce may require a slightly different strategy than she first imagined. And considering she’s looking to rekindle her romance with her high school sweetheart Buddy (the ever winning Patrick Wilson) who’s now happily married with a young daughter, things could get very messy indeed.

Here REITMAN talks about how his new film which sees him collaborate again with Juno writer Diablo Cody and how he’s heading somewhere darker than he’s gone before…

a chat with JASON REITMAN