With trailers for 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' and 'My Week With Marilyn' having debuted in the last week, precious few year-end prestige releases remain a total mystery. Now, with the new trailer for Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' having just debuted, another one bites the dust. (Ball's in your court, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'!) The Diablo Cody-scripted dramedy follows a children's book author-cum-adult Mean Girl (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) who returns to her hometown to stalk a now-married former high school flame. Let's stop trying to make fetch happen and watch ahead.

Initial thoughts, in staccato form: Theron-as-Rachel McAdams from 'Mean Girls' in 15 years? Yes, please. Crisp and puncturing dialogue courtesy of the always-great Ms. Cody? Yes, please. Dark comedy, which -- if the script reviews are accurate -- gets even darker? Yes, please!

The last time Cody and Reitman teamed up it was for the sunshine-y 'Juno'; for all parties involved -- including Theron, in a role that on first blush seems more suited for someone like Kristen Wiig -- be excited 'Young Adult' certainly isn't that.

'Young Adult' is out Dec. 9.

Watch in HD over at Apple.

[via Coming Soon]

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Young Adult
R 2011
Based on 42 critics

A writer (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown to recapture her glory days and an old flame. Read More

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