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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, 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

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, 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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UK | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Veštine odrastanja See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Remake of Emotional Fusebox (2014) See more »

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To build a home
Performed by Cinematic Orchestra
Written by Jason Swinscoe, Patrick Watson, Phil France, Stella Page & Dom Smith
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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A vulgar, funny, and emotional film
1 May 2018 | by sdfadsfadsSee all my reviews

Adult Life Skills is a small but great film. It is led by Jodie Whittaker in a great performance (though she is BAFTA worthy in Journeyman) and has a strong supporting cast. I liked the cinematography a lot and the script was touching, funny, genuine, and emotional. I loved it. 9 out of 10.


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