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Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Chris Riggi, Scott Coffey, Darin Scott, Reed Birney, Catherine Lloyd Burns | Written by Andy Cochran | Directed by Scott Coffey
Helmed by actor-turned-director Scott Coffey, who many may recognise from 80s films such as Some Kind of Wonderful and Space Camp, Adult World is another in a long-line of American indie dramas – you know the type: the ones that mix witty dialogue and a hip soundtracks in the hopes of creating something loftier than the rest. This particular example follows Amy (Roberts), a naive college graduate who believes she’s destined to be a great poet, who begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with her idol, reclusive writer Rat Billings (Cusack).
- Phil Wheat
Everyone wants to be commended for their work. One of the inalienable facets of the American education system, and one that’s stirred up a fair amount of criticism in recent years, is a focus on numbers as an end-all. A high Gpa, strong Act scores and a large amount of course credits are valued above all else in high schools and colleges, to the point where students actively compete to see who can score highest. The C, once meant to imply an average score, is no longer acceptable – only the golden A will do. The system’s critics claim that boiling education down to numbers is really missing the point, and that all the A’s and 36′s can’t help students if reaching those targets prevents them from understanding the purpose behind their education or, worse, deluding themselves into believing that high scores are enough to guarantee career success. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The actor-turned-filmmaker made his feature directorial debut back in 2005 with Ellie Parker, led by Naomi Watts. And he returns with Adult World, his sophomore feature, with the young Emma Roberts front and centre. And with less than a month to go before it arrives, IFC has released the first poster, and launched the first trailer over on Yahoo Movies.
A Stanford graduate feels she’s destined to be a great poet but winds up working as a clerk in a mom-and-pop adult bookstore.
Coffey directs from a script penned by Andrew Cochran, »
- Kenji Lloyd
3 items from 2014
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