Expanding to almost 1000 screens this weekend is one of the year's best films: ''Young Adult,'' a caustic black comedy from screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman (''Juno'') about a former high school queen bee (Charlize Theron) who returns to her hometown to win back the married former boyfriend she used to date. Awkward! Also, a great opportunity for Cody and Reitman to comment on beauty, high-school bullying and how nostalgia sometimes isn't the best thing for people to use as a crutch.

Last month, Cody and co-star Patton Oswalt joined Huffington Post founding editor Roy Sekoff for a conversation at the Los Angeles home of Arianna Huffington. The lively chat touched on Cody's inspiration for writing the script, Patton's preparation for the role, the film's provocative structure and themes, and the harsh truth that people like Mavis, both male and female, do indeed "walk among us."

[via Huffington Post]

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