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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amy
... Creative Writing Professor
... Josh
... Candace
... Sheryl
... Todd
Manu Gargi ... Mr. Shah
... Old Blind Woman (as Pat Squire)
... Mary Ann
... Bookstore Owner
... Stan
... Alex
Joshua Barry Ward ... Customer Rick (as Joshua B. Ward)
... Customer Man
... 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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14 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Akatallilo gia anilikous  »

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$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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Amy's synopsis for her online submission to Le Passion magazine reads: 'A young girl coming into her own sexually finds herself in a tricky situation. She works at a store where the stock boy is red hot. She takes the plunge and propositions him for sex. Will he go for it? Will he be good? How big will his penis really be? Only time will tell...' 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: 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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Evangeline
Written by Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry
Performed by Handsome Furs
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Not a great comedy, but not a bad movie.
18 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Don't go to this movie and expect a grand comedy, the jokes are not piled on to one another with just enough room between them for you to catch your breath.

I had never heard of this movie and just watched it because I love John Cusack, and when I became aware of it's existence I didn't read anything about it before watching (I like to do that, go in to a movie blank in mind, not expecting anything) and I found it to be a sweet movie. It's not the best movie ever, but it is not the worst. It had it's LOL- moments but they were few although not out of place, when I later watched IMDb and saw it was ranked as a comedy and not a drama I was dumbfounded. I would rank it as a comedy/drama at least.

Emma Roberts character felt a little ambiguous at times. And it was weird but actually really refreshing to see John Cusack in the role of the asshole, not a role he often plays without humor attached to it.

It's a movie well worth the watch, if you only keep an open mind to it going in. And I really liked it for what it was, a sweet movie about a girl trying to follow her dreams.


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