Read the Official Plot Synopsis for Young Adult

theron-300.jpgThe last time Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody teamed for a film, the result was the Oscar-winning Juno, one of the rare recent comedies that has actually aged well (likely because it contains so much heartfelt drama). As such, anticipation for their new pairing, Young Adult, is already on high. What's the story these two will tell audiences this time around?

Paramount has released an official synopsis for Young Adult, which stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt:

Synopsis: 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.

Perfect -- though everyone kinda already knew that was the story. Nevertheless, it's nice to see some official confirmation. No release date has been chosen for Young Adult, but expecting what could be another Reitman-Cody awards season contender to show up in the fall doesn't seem like that much of a reach.


  • G says:

    I see only two possible flaws: 1.) "Mavis" is the kind of quirky cinema name that I absolutely hate and 2.) Patrick Wilson is the worst. Other than that, looking forward to it.

  • Troy says:

    "teen literature"? really?

  • The Winchester says:

    Honest to blog.

  • CiscoMan says:

    "Successful Cosmopolitan Person Returns to Rural Hometown" doesn't immediately grab me, but I'm pretty sure (hopeful?) Reitman and Cody will avoid the obvious, cliche choices. Then again, I always enjoy a good Yokels vs. Cityfolk throwdown at the local watering hole, y'all.

  • Andrew says:

    I'm a little surprised at the Patton Oswalt casting, I figured they'd go for somebody a lot bigger (physically) for the role. Like the guy who played Coover on Justified this season.