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Adult World (2013)

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Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

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Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

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When life gets hard, rise to the occasion.

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Rated R for sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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14 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Akatallilo gia anilikous  »

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$4,368 (USA) (14 February 2014)

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$16,740 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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Alex said he has to escape Amy's friend as she was like an octopus, who had her testicles on him. He later corrects it to tentacles. The same analogy was made in Better off Dead, which also starred John Cusack. See more »

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As Rat is giving advice/encouragement to Amy through the open window after she returns his poems, he rises from his crouched position to stand while he is speaking. Rat pauses and the scene cuts to a front shot of Amy, but he is back in a crouched position. When the shot returns to a front view of Rat, he is standing again. See more »

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Amy: I just wanna smash your head open and take everything in there.
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Written by Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry
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"Adult World": Not a world you wanna visit.
6 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

From thequickflickcritic.blogspot.com/

I liked a couple of things in particular about "Adult World". Emma Roberts is crazy cute. And snow. Other than that, not much else to recommend from this limp tale of a vintage porn shop clerk cum wannabe published poet. And all the while she's stalking a washed-up once lauded "punk poet" (John Cusack, who will evidently take anything he can get in terms of roles these days) whom she begs for mentorship but who wants not a damn thing to do with her.

Sound interesting? It's not.

Even the great Cloris Leachman's cameo disappoints in this woeful "World".

Poetic justice, I suppose.

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