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Adult Life Skills (2016)

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Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as ... See full summary »

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Rachel Tunnard

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Rachel Tunnard
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Cast

Credited cast:
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
David Anderson ... Luke
Andrew Buckley ... Postman
Christian Contreras ... Hank
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfie Wheeler Alfie Wheeler ... Young Billy
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Storyline

Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. 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. But Anna doesn't show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for. A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum - she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn't put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager. Naturally, Anna tells her Mum to "back the f-off". 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Навыки взрослой жизни See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Jodie Whittaker reprised her part from Emotional Fusebox (2014), the short this film is based on. See more »

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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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