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Adult Beginners (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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A bankrupt businessman tries to restore good relations with his sister and her family.


Ross Katz


Nick Kroll (story by), Jeff Cox (story by) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose Byrne ... Justine
Nick Kroll ... Jake
Bobby Cannavale ... Danny
Matthew Paddock ... Teddy
Caleb Paddock ... Teddy
Paula Garcés ... Blanca
Joel McHale ... Hudson
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Kat
Jane Krakowski ... Miss Jenn
Mike Birbiglia ... Braden
Greg Johnson Greg Johnson ... Business Dude
Bobby Moynihan ... Paul
Seth Barrish ... Doctor
Jason Mantzoukas ... Herman
Cara Cooper Cara Cooper ... Real Estate Agent


A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and 3-year-old nephew in the suburbs - only to become their nanny. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Some people just can't handle growing up


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


A lot of actors involved in the movie have memorable roles in many recent TV shows : Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Joel McHale (Community), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Nick Kroll and Jason Mantzoukas (The League) .... See more »


In the bathroom scene when Teddy is sick and Justine passes him to Jake afterwards the necklace that she is wearing is missing sometimes when they cut back for between them when they are talking. See more »


[first lines]
Jake: Hi, I'm Jake Winton. If you're receiving this video, it means that you have invested in "MINDS i". It also means that we have raised $2.5 million to start production on the sickest piece of wearable technology on the market today.
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References The Vow (2012) See more »


Written By Tim Perry
Performed By Ages and Ages
Courtesy Of Knitting Factory Records
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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User Reviews

A nice film
28 July 2015 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a high flying entrepreneur who lost everything on the night of his company launch. With nothing under his belt, he goes unannounced to his sister's home to stay a few months. The problem is, he and his sister aren't even close.

"Adult Beginners" is a fun film. It tells the way Jake slowly reconnects with his sister Justina, who haven't seen each other for a year. In the three months they stay together, they grow closer to each other and even make amends of the troubled past. The topic is dealt with in a light hearted manner so that it's not grim at all, but still provides the emotional roller-coaster amidst the laughters. It highlights the divide between work and family, and makes people reflect on the importance of connecting with your family. It's a nice film to watch.

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24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$36,657, 26 April 2015

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1.85 : 1
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