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Friday, October 7, 2011

Young Adult trailer!

For those who don't follow movies obsessively like I do, Paramount is releasing a movie called Young Adult this December about a YA writer who hasn't grown out of her bratty teenage phase. She goes back to her hometown in the hopes of winning back her old high school boyfriend - who's now a husband and father. The movie has great auspices: Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman. But I'm not sold on it yet. Diablo Cody is currently scripting a movie version of Sweet Valley High, and I think that's where her perception of YA literature is coming from. I don't think she has any idea how much YA lit has developed since then. I still remain hopeful. Reitman has not directed a bad film yet (Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air).

What do you think?

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In other news, my writer's group read the first 6 chapters of my WIP and loved them! I've never gotten such a positive response from them. It was the inspiration I needed to continue plugging along with the second half of my book. Woohoo!

7 comments:

  1. That is the funniest movie trailer ever. And so true in so many ways that make it so wrong but oh so right.

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  2. I love the way she doesn't seem to have a filter for her mouth. This could be fun.

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  3. There's a part of me screaming "Avoid!" and yet, I can't help wanting to see what happens. I mean, when he says, "I'm a married man" with some amount of conviction and she replies with, "I know...we can beat this thing together"...how can I miss it.

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  4. I didn't know about this movie. Very interesting... Not sure how I feel about it just yet.

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  5. Theron's got my vote for neurotic bitch of the year. I love her and this trailer is perfect for luring me into the movie.

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  6. The idea of this makes me shudder. Yet...I can't help wanting to watch it...like a train wreck.

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  7. I'll watch any movie centered around a crazy YA author.

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