RT: With your third movie, it's starting to become clearer the sort of stories you like to tell...
Jason Reitman: And I'm growing a patch of tomatoes. I love it.
That's true. We're running out of awards to give you. If you could just make one bad film, that'd really help us.
[laughs] That'd be useful? You mean you don't send people trophies for the really bad ones?! By the way, Jennifer's Body really f***ed up my curve -- I was a producer. When you click on me, you count that in my sh**. It brought my numbers down. I was kind of upset by that! Up in the Air is like 95% [at the time of the interview], Juno is 93%, Smoking is 85% or 86%. My director numbers are strong.
As a producer, not so much.
[laughs] Well, I produced Up in the Air, too! I'm like a 75% overall.
Do you keep an eye on your Tomatometer, then?
Oh, absolutely. I'm always very aware of my Tomato rating [...] The only way of measuring the culmination of your reviews is Rotten Tomatoes. Even though I decide for myself if I'm going to see a movie, it's nice to go on there and see, "How is this going to fare?"