Blu-ray, DVD Release: Young Adult

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


Young AdultThe 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.

Nominated for three Golden Globe awards, Young Adult also stars Patton Oswalt (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas) and Jill Eikenberry (Something Borrowed).

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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About Sam Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.