Taken aback when she receives a letter from an old boyfriend announcing that he’s just had a baby with his wife, divorced fiction writer Mavis Gary decides to return to her small hometown and reconnect with her former lover.
Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian-born/American-based film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2006), Juno (2007), and Up in the Air (2009).
Reitman was born in Montreal, Quebec, the first of three children of comedy director Ivan Reitman and actress Geneviève Robert, sometimes billed as Geneviève Deloir. He has two younger sisters, Catherine and Caroline. His father, Ivan, directed the successful films Ghostbusters, Stripes, and Kindergarten Cop. Jason described his childhood self as “a loser… a movie geek… [and] shy.” In the late 1980s, Reitman began appearing in small acting parts and serving as a production assistant on his father’s films. He spent time in the editing rooms of his father’s movies, learning the process. Throughout his 20s, instead of accepting offers to make commercial feature films, Reitman began… read more
Making comedies about the assholishness of others isn't brave dark comedy but a humorless smug and self-satisfied projection. I suppose Reitman fancies himself the auteur of contemporary middle class American malaise but his fake existential posturing is shallow, obvious, and tiresome.
Michael Haneke, look over your shoulder. May be the most corrosive and, for the most part, convincing portrait of contemporary Western malaise that I've seen since...Denis' I Can't Sleep. Yikes! Reitman & Cody aren't exactly good storytellers, but their clumsiness is often hard to separate from success: the jerky rhythm helps to isolate all those painful, ugly, empty moments of a pathetic life in a wretched culture.
Also: Reitman’s Young Adult. Masters of Cinema’s Touch of Evil Blu-ray. Teaser for Miike’s Ai To Makoto.
Im Jahr 2007 gab Diablo Cody ihr Debüt als Drehbuchautorin. Die Komödie hieß Juno und ihr Werk wurde gleich darauf mit einem Oscar belohnt. Sogleich stand ihr Name für kecke Sprüche und starke… read review
Title: Young Adult
Genre: Comedy, Drama
“Young Adult” is a pitch-black comedy that explores common themes in a thoroughly uncommon fashion. The story has been told before of the big-city woman returning to the small town where she grew… read review