Right around the same time a red band spot for Shame hits the net, Paramount has granted us an R-rated look at one of their prestige films for this winter, Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult. The buzz on his fourth picture has been strong since it started screening about a month ago — having seen it, I can say happily report that it’s justified. To put it another way: If the marketing has appealed to you thus far, you’ll be very happy in a week or two.
The ad at hand is more like a condensed clip, and, as it stands, I’m actually a little mixed on what Paramount has decided to show. This is, make no mistake about it, a pivotal third act moment in which the main conflict comes to a head. Hell — it’s from what could easily be considered the climax of the entire film. Now, it is a great scene (and the best argument for Charlize Theron‘s oft-discussed Oscar nomination), but one that’s best saved for the actual experience of watching the movie. If you want a better idea of what to expect from Diablo Cody‘s rough-edged screenplay without any baggage, watch these three clips instead.
You can see the spot below:
Paramount have also compiled several images from the film, which you’re free to take a gander at:
Also starring Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, and Elizabeth Reaser, Young Adult opens in limited release on December 9th, before going wide on December 16th.
What do you think of this ad? Are you looking forward to the film?
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