Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Diablo Cody & Jason Reitman at TIFF 2009
Surprise! After one week of publicizing what would be known only as the #SecretMovie on Twitter, this evening at TIFF Bell Lightbox, CBC Personality/Hunk George Stroumboulopoulos finally revealed before approximately 1,000 Moviegoers at 7:30 PM tonight that it would be none other than Jason Reitman's latest Film, Young Adult being premiered.  The turnout had been so overwhelming that two theatres had to be utilized to meet the demand of those who queued for hours in what can be called a v. successful social media marketing experiment.

Joining-in on the surprise were the same Director/Writer Duo behind Oscar-winning 2007 Comedy Juno, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, dropping by to introduce the Film and a Q&A afterward.  The Dramedy stars Charlize Theron a Teen-Fiction Writer who returns to her Hometown in hopes of recapturing the heart of her High School Sweetheart played by Patrick Wilson, who just happens to now be married. She reunites with another High School Buddy played by Patton Oswalt, who also has never quite gotten over his High School phase.  Young Adult will be released by Paramount Pictures in Limited Release on December 9, 2011.  Word is TIFF Bell Lightbox will be playing the Film.

Toronto Screeners had mostly positive things to say about Young Adult, with much praise learning towards Oscar Winner Theron for her performance as Mavis and also Oswalt.  See what they said:

@leoraheilbronn Tweets, "No Oscars here. Excellent turn by Charlize though."

@sajak555 Tweets, "Kinda odd, but enjoyed it."

@CFCCreates Tweets, "YOUNG ADULT was stellar! should be proud!".

Brad Tweets, "They should stop marketing this as a Comedy.  Theron and Oswalt were great. I'm a fan of Diablo Cody (mostly United States of Tara), but this felt very different, odd even.".

Watch the Trailer for Young Adult below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W. | Video credit: Paramount Pictures)

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