Jason Reitman Gets Ravaged by Middle Schoolers!
Just like the Kevin Smith casting chart before it, this is another fun discovery that I must thank Peter at SlashFilm for. Back when I interviewed Jason Reitman in December, the director of Juno, I had a revelation. I realized that Jason Reitman is a very cool guy who makes fantastic movies. Some directors are all pent up and quiet and hard to communicate with, but Reitman easily feels like he's your film-loving friend, and that's why I've gained respect for him. I had a great time interviewing him and only wish he could be a regular contributor to FS.net. But anyway, some middle school kids caught up with Mr. Reitman at the recent Santa Barbara Film Festival, and completely tore him apart in an interview. Poor Jason!
All you need to do to watch this painful interview is fire up the video player below and enjoy, if you can.
First things first, apparently Jason himself actually posted this video on his YouTube page. I got a chuckle out of this at first, then just started thinking, man, poor Jason, he's just getting smacked by kids saying things like "since you really have no chance of winning the Academy Award" or "so what did you do as the director?". Those pesky kids! At least Reitman has a good spirit keeping up with it the whole time, until he runs off at the end. Oh it's amazing the kind of people they allow on the red carpet these days.