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Tells the story of Jesse, a college graduate in his 30’s. He decides to return to campus for a retirement ceremony for one of his favorite professors. He then meets Zibby, a current student, who shares his love of literature and the college life. Jesse is so attached to his past at college that he currently works as an admissions officer, basically trying his best to not leave college behind.

Jesse arrives to celebrate his professor’s retirement shortly after his girlfriend has broken up with him. His time in college was the happiest time of Jesse’s life so he views this weekend as a chance to get away from all the stresses of his real life and reconnect with his youth. While he is there, he meets Zibby, who he starts to fall in love with.

He is attracted to Zibby’s youthful nature as well as her intelligence. He also makes friends with some young college guys named Nat and Dean. Dean suffers from depression and Jesse sees a bit of himself in Dean. Dean is struggling with mental health issues and is only attending college to please his strict family. Nat is a light-hearted boy with some new age beliefs that ends up having a positive effect on Jesse’s spirit.

Zibby begins to challenge Jesse and he begins to learn a new perspective on life. He also meets his old college professors who still want to teach him as well. Throughout his time back at college, Jesse grows some more and begins to realize that adulthood isn’t all that bad. He soon realizes that it is time to grow up and that college, while fun and important, should not be the culmination of one’s life.

Liberal Arts is an Romance, Comedy, Drama movie that was released in 2012 and has a run time of 1 hr 37 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 55.

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PG-13
| 2012 | 1 hr 37 min | 6.7/10 | 55/100
Cast
Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney
Studio
BCDF Pictures, Tom Sawyer Entertainment
Director
Josh Radnor
Produced By
Brice Dal Farra, Claude Dal Farra, Jesse Hara, Lauren Munsch, Josh Radnor, Bryan Thomas,
Language
English
Ad
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Also directed by Josh Radnor

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