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Adult Beginners (2014)

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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 ... See full summary »


Ross Katz


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose Byrne ... Justine
Nick Kroll ... Jake
Bobby Cannavale ... Danny
Joel McHale ... Hudson
Caleb Paddock ... Teddy (as Caleb and Matthew Paddock)
Matthew Paddock ... Teddy (as Caleb and Matthew Paddock)
Paula Garcés ... Blanca
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Kat
Jane Krakowski ... Miss Jenn
Mike Birbiglia ... Braden
David Bernon ... Chuck
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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Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brother's Keeper See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,657, 26 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,415, 31 May 2015
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie mocks the film "The Vow" while the director Ross Katz ends up doing "The Choice" as his follow-up movie, a Nicholas Sparks' novel based rom-com of the same genre. 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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Performed by Mojave 3
Courtesy of 4AD Recordings
By arrangement with Beggards Group Media Limited
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not the deep end
17 August 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jake (Nick Kroll) screws up a business deal and loses lots of money. His investors are angry. He leaves NYC and goes back to the family home. His sister Justine (Rose Byrne) is pregnant and puts him to work babysitting his nephew Teddy. Her husband Danny (Bobby Cannavale) is fixing up the home for sale. She signs Jake up with Teddy in a swim class for mommy and kid. Jake suspects that Danny is cheating with the real estate agent.

Rose Byrne is utterly charming. Bobby Cannavale is a great suburban dad. Nick Kroll is fine for this role although his big screen charisma is still in doubt. The material feels lighter than it could have been. The drama is not pushed that hard. There is one good moment when Justine downplays something which actually elevates the material. There are a couple of those scenes and the really endearing Byrne which make this better than nice.

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