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Adult World (2013)

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

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Scott Coffey

Writer:

Andy Cochran (as Andrew Cochran)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Amy
Summer Shelton ... Creative Writing Professor
Chris Riggi ... Josh
Shannon Woodward ... Candace
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Sheryl
Reed Birney ... Todd
Manu Gargi Manu Gargi ... Mr. Shah
Patricia Squire ... Old Blind Woman (as Pat Squire)
Cloris Leachman ... Mary Ann
Scott Coffey ... Bookstore Owner
John Cullum ... Stan
Evan Peters ... Alex
Joshua Barry Ward Joshua Barry Ward ... Customer Rick (as Joshua B. Ward)
Justin Nappi ... Customer Man
John Cusack ... Rat Billings
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A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a 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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akatallilo gia anilikous See more »

Filming Locations:

Syracuse, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,368, 16 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,740, 9 March 2014
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Amy: How about a little advice before I depart?
Rat Billings: Love... love until you hate. Then learn to hate your love. Then forgive your hate for loving it.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.17 (2014) See more »

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Floating World
Written by Dan Boeckner
Performed by Dan Boeckner
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Beginning to enjoy comedies
19 February 2014 | by rls154See all my reviews

Too many movies use a Christmas backdrop, with cold/snow/snowing, for whatever desired effect it can bring to the audience. Which can be many, varied, and (at times) successful. "Adult World" uses the weather elements, alone, as an enhancement to the overall story. Including, but not limited to, the defining of the the human condition (think -"White Bird") without the need to resort to holiday spirit as a smoothing effect for lack of quality.

John Cusack adds polish to any film, and Emma Roberts has that girl next door,l wanna be next to/outgoing/cuteness when in character. Somewhat similar to Mellisa Joan Hart. So it's a bit disheartening for me to see her (mildly) beginning to be sexually exploited, but I figure that comes with the territory in Hollywood. Not that all young actresses succumb to it. But remember I've been viewing her since "Unfabulose" so again, in character, I guess I'm a bit bias towards her sweetness.

Nevertheless, I did hear she has problems waiting on long lines - and I don't mean fictitious book signings.


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