Adult World

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"When life gets hard, rise to the occasion."
  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.1  (18,596)
  • 61

Adult World is a 2013 coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Scott Coffey and starring Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, and John Cusack. The film follows Amy Anderson, a recent college graduate with a degree in poetry who dreams of becoming a famous writer, only to be faced with the harsh reality of the real world. As the film begins, Amy's parents inform her that they will no longer be supporting her financially, which forces her to look for a job. After failing to land a job at a local bookstore, she stumbles upon an adult bookstore called Adult World and decides to apply for a job there. Despite her lack of experience, the store manager, Alex, gives her a chance and hires her as a clerk.

While working at the store, Amy becomes increasingly interested in one of the store's regular customers, a young man named Alex, played by Evan Peters. She's convinced that he's the perfect subject for her poetry, and decides to pursue him. Along the way, she also becomes friends with an older gentleman named Rubia, played by John Cusack, who frequents the store and gives her advice on life and love.

Despite her passion for poetry, Amy finds it difficult to get her work published, and after several rejections, she decides to reach out to her idol, a reclusive writer named Rat Billings, played by John Cusack. She convinces Alex to take her on a road trip to meet Rat and get his advice on her work. Along the way, they face several challenges, including a car accident and a brief separation.

Overall, Adult World is a charming, character-driven film that explores themes of self-discovery and the struggles of post-graduate life. Emma Roberts delivers a standout performance as Amy, capturing the character's awkwardness, ambition, and vulnerability. Evan Peters is also excellent as Alex, bringing both charm and depth to the role. Meanwhile, John Cusack shines as both the wise Rubia and the eccentric Rat Billings.

The film is also notable for its stylish direction, which uses bright colors and quirky camera angles to enhance the film's offbeat tone. The soundtrack, featuring indie rock bands such as The Generationals and Belle & Sebastian, also adds to the film's indie vibe.

In summary, Adult World is a smart, funny, and heartfelt film that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world. Its talented cast, unique visual style, and memorable soundtrack make it a must-see for fans of indie cinema.

Adult World is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 61.

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    6.1  (18,596)
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