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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 ... 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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adult World See more »

Filming Locations:

Syracuse, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,783, 16 February 2014

Gross USA:

$25,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,887
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in Syracuse, New York where The Express and Slap Shot were made. 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: I need a drink!
Rat Billings: Holy mother of god.
Amy: Make it a stiff one, buster, and make it snappy.
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.17 (2014) See more »

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What About Us
Written by Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry
Performed by Handsome Furs
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Cutie Patootie
19 March 2014 | by lowrysamuel4See all my reviews

This was just an adorable little independent film. Cusack gives his best Cusack-esque performance. Emma Roberts is also enchanting. Is the film perfect, or near? Not really, but there are some nice, actually very funny scenes sprinkled throughout. The idea is unique one. While is structure has been done, the coming of age straight out of college story, and also seems to be hot right now in most youth culture films. I believe that with some quirky, interesting scenes, the picture is very entertaining and very funny. I always encourage Emma Roberts to keep working because she really does have some talent and just needs to break out of the teen star typecast. Overall I enjoyed it and thought it was great for what it was.


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