The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.


Kevin Pollak


Ken Baker (based on the book "Man Made: A Memoir of My Body" by), Joe Nussbaum (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte McKinney ... Attractive Woman
Johnny Simmons ... Peter Newmans
Blake Cooper ... Josh
Kumail Nanjiani ... Rich
Beck Bennett ... Luke
Lenora Crichlow ... Nikki
Diana Lyubenova Diana Lyubenova ... Marilyn (as Diana Lubenova)
Paul Wesley ... Charlie
Brittany Snow ... Michelle
J.K. Simmons ... James Newmans
Maria Bello ... Brenda Newmans
Jane Lynch ... Caroline Chambers
Joey Greer ... Doug
Matt Jones ... Max
Jason Antoon ... Kenny


Perfect gentleman and psychiatric therapist Peter Newmans is assumed gay by his doting patients, female neighbors and profiteering male playmates who envy his slick way with women. Then he's diagnosed with and operated for a rare, non-aggressive brain tumor, which suppressed his pituitary gland, the hormonal trigger of puberty. To the delight of his father, who always waited for normal 'teen rebellion' and knavish womanizing, Peter now rushes trough phases of 'growing up' sexually, with the benefits of adult body and income but without normal experience, confusing him, his crushes and his male friends. Written by KGF Vissers

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Based on the (Mostly) True Story of the 30-Year-old Who Just Hit Puberty.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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J.K. Simmons & Brittany Snow previously worked in The Vicious Kind (2009) See more »


In the beginning of the movie, when Peter is talking to Michelle in her kitchen, his wine glass switches hands and then completely disappears from his hand. See more »


Dr. Lawson: I'm sorry the process is so troubling, but because it's been delayed for 15 years, it's actually not surprising that your puberty experience is happening at an accelerated speed. It's actually quite fascinating.
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References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »


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27 November 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a doctor who educates on diverting people's sexual energy into some other aspects of life, and create success as a result. It turns out that he never underwent puberty, and hence has no sexual desire. When his condition is treated, he goes through puberty with hilarious results.

"The Late Bloomer" is really quite funny! The idea of someone supposedly grown up going through puberty is funny, and the story is funny too. The two sidekick friends provide good support to the story and to Peter, the main character. He learns how to deal with his mood swings, his sexual urges and basically learns to have a new place in the world. It is actually what all adolescents go through, but it is funny to see it happen in an adult. Because of the universality of the adolescent experience, people can relate to the story. I liked watching it.

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Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »


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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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