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The Late Bloomer (2016)

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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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Did You Know?


Johnny Simmons and J.K. Simmons also worked together in the short film Whiplash (2013) 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 »


References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »


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I didn't laugh once...and it doesn't take much to make me laugh.
14 October 2016 | by joshfanguySee all my reviews

First of all I love "stupid" sort of funny stoner types of movies. I can appreciate raunchy sort of humor. The problem with this movie is it just doesn't deliver. I'm a Kevin Pollak fan... and I think he was going for some sort of "American Pie" type of humor here...but it just misses the mark. Lot's of potential and a pretty good premise but just failed to make me actually laugh. I thought the lead actor was sort of meh in it...he did an OK job but wasn't very likable.... and had they done a few things differently I think it could've been funny. Some people probably will say this movie would only be funny to a certain type of person...but I'm that type of person...and it literally didn't even induce a smile. It's not that it wasn't well acted...because it was (kinda)...but they just didn't push the envelope far enough with this one. This is one movie that could've really used some extra raunch to make it funny. The relationship between the main character and his friends doesn't have any chemistry...the guy who is supposed to be the comic relief is just...not funny.... there is nobody likable in this film and that's sort of a problem in a movie where you're supposed to be pulling for the lovable loser...he isn't lovable... he is most certainly a loser...but ...I dunno this movie had a cool enough premise to be funny...they just failed miserably at making it funny in the slightest. Waste of a good cast. :-/

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Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Late Bloomer See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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