Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012 (March 9 for on demand and digital download)
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
The acclaimed comedy movie Young Adult reteams the writer-director team behind 2007’s Juno: director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody.
The film stars Charlize Theron (The Road) as Mavis Gary, a fiction writer who, after getting a divorce, goes back to her home in small-town Minnesota to rekindle the romance with her ex-boyfriend Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson, The Switch). Problem is, he’s now happily married to Beth (Elizabeth Reaser, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1) and has a baby.
Cody, who won an Oscar for her Juno screenplay, received a Golden Globe nomination for this movie. The other two nominations were for Theron as Best Actress and Oswalt as Best Supporting Actor.
Rated R, Young Adult had a limited release in theaters, grossing a decent $15.8 million.
It’s definitely one to check out on DVD and Blu-ray is you like your comedy with a bit of drama. Critics recommended the movie highly. Wrote Tom Long of the Detroit News: “Young Adult may be the year’s most engaging feel-bad movie.”
Both the DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:
- commentary by Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director/associate producer Jason A. Blumenfeld
- “The Awful Truth: Deconstructing a Scene”
- deleted scenes
The Blu-ray also offers:
- Q&A featuring New York Times critic Janet Maslin and Reitman at the Jacobs Burns Film Center
- and the featurette “Misery Loves Company: The Making of Young Adult.”
Here’s the movie’s trailer, with all of Theron’s awkwardness:
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