Charlize Theron stars in Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult. She plays a successful author who returns home looking to get back together with what she sees as the love of her life (Patrick Wilson), but he’s not only married – his wife just had a baby. As Marvin Gaye once sang “ain’t no mountain high enough to keep me from getting to you.” There’s a trailer for the film now, check it out….

The film was written by Diablo Cody, so this is a reunion for her and her Juno director Reitman. and though it’s due out at the end of the year, it doesn’t look as prestige-centric as Reitman’s last couple of movies. Which is good – only Clint Eastwood can get away with constantly making Oscar-bait pictures.

The real question is this: are audiences tired of black comedies? 2011 is marked by the enormous success of a number of R-rated and dark comedies, with The Hangover Part II leading the pack. Maybe if the movie is funny enough, and there’s been enough time this might find an audience. And to be fair – with the Oscar nominees and winners behind the project – perhaps this is the sneakiest Oscar-bait picture ever. The film opens December 16.

Does this make you laugh?