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Adult Life Skills (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 18 January 2019 (USA)
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Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30 and living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed, avoiding fully living her life due to the fact that she is crippled by the loss of her twin brother. ... See full summary »

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Rachel Tunnard

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Rachel Tunnard
5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Whittaker ... Anna
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Marion
Brett Goldstein ... Brendan
Rachael Deering Rachael Deering ... Fiona
Eileen Davies ... Jean
Alice Lowe ... Alice
Edward Hogg ... The Snorkeler
Ozzy Myers Ozzy Myers ... Clint
Christian Contreras ... Hank
David Anderson ... Luke
Andrew Buckley ... Postman
Alfie Wheeler Alfie Wheeler ... Young Billy
Maisy Whittaker Maisy Whittaker ... Young Anna
Terry Tunnard Terry Tunnard ... Pub Landlord
Paddy Malone Paddy Malone ... Pub Customer
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Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30 and living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed, avoiding fully living her life due to the fact that she is crippled by the loss of her twin brother. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors - thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum - she needs to move out of the shed, and move on with her life. However, when her school friend comes to visit, Anna's self-imposed isolation becomes impossible to maintain. Soon she is entangled with a troubled eight year old boy obsessed with Westerns, and the local estate agent whose awkward interpersonal skills continually undermine his attempts to seduce her. Written by Michael Berliner

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Comedy | Drama

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Based on the short film Emotional Fusebox (2014). See more »

Quotes

[Alice and the children gather around Anna, who's playing a victim]
Alice: Right! I want you to survey the scene. Something is wrong. Things don't add up. Look at the people. How are they behavin'? What are they hidin'? How do they give themselves away?
[Clint gives Anna a kick]
Clint: She's alive, case solved.
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Connections

Remake of Emotional Fusebox (2014) See more »

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Champions of the river Nile
Written and performed by Aaron Beckum
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A lovely little gem
7 March 2017 | by nomad-73See all my reviews

First of all I am not a native speaker.

Well. I must say I have fallen in love with this movie. It's one of those beautifully crafted little gems that have heart and depth and just make you smile and also cry a little bit. Sure, there are other (more ambitious) movies out there tackling the same theme - going through life, losing and finding and coping and surviving and not being alone - but I just love the simplicity and kind of raw honesty of this one.

Anyway, to sum it up - characters are quirky and lovable, dialogues smart and funny and I can only recommend this movie if you are in a mood for something slow yet uplifting.


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Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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$103,810
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