Growing Up and Other Lies

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"One big island. One absurdly long walk."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.7  (807)
  • 39

Growing Up and Other Lies is a 2014 independent film directed by Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs, and starring Adam Brody, Wyatt Cenac, and Danny Jacobs. The movie follows four friends, Jake (Adam Brody), Billy (Wyatt Cenac), Rocks (Danny Jacobs) and Gunderson as they embark on a journey through New York City on Jake's 30th birthday.

The film begins with Jake, a struggling artist, receiving news that his best friend from childhood is getting married. This news prompts Jake to return to his hometown in Ohio to attend the wedding. However, instead of attending the wedding, Jake decides to embark on a journey with his friends through the streets of Manhattan for one last hurrah before officially growing up. His mission is to walk the length of Manhattan, from Inwood to the Battery - a distance of 13 miles - in one day.

As they start their journey, the four friends begin to catch up with each other and reminisce about their past. Jake, who seems to have not matured much since college, is visibly struggling with the idea of growing up and starting a family. Billy, a struggling comedian, is trying to come to terms with his own issues with relationships and his career. Rocks, in contrast, is looking for love on the journey as he has recently broken up with his girlfriend, while Gunderson struggles with his own self-esteem.

Throughout the journey, the group encounters various obstacles and challenges. They stop to play basketball with some kids in Harlem, try to pick up girls in Williamsburg, and run into Jake's ex-girlfriend. The story also features flashbacks to the group's college days, which highlight the bonds they have formed over the years.

Despite the challenges, the group soldiers on, determined to complete their mission. Along the way, they encounter various colorful characters, including a shirtless man carrying a giant G.I Joe doll and a street performer who raps while doing yoga poses.

Growing Up and Other Lies is a coming-of-age story that explores the themes of friendship, love, and growing up. The film captures the energy and excitement of New York City, as well as the struggles of young adults trying to figure out their place in the world. The film's witty dialogue and charming characters make it an enjoyable watch, though it may not be for everyone.

Overall, Growing Up and Other Lies is a fun and engaging film that offers a fresh take on the coming-of-age genre. It's a film that will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps inspire you to take a journey of your own.

Growing Up and Other Lies is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7 and a MetaScore of 39.

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    4.7  (807)
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