Adult World
Adult World (2014)

Adult World is a satirical comedy about an eccentric young woman, Amy Anderson, (Emma Roberts) who has just come out of university, convinced she's going to be a famous poet. Saddled with debt and unemployed she moves back in with her… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 14, 2014
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

Adult World does have some smart, funny and wincingly painful things to say about the desire to make art vs. the desire to be famous for it.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It's packed with independent-film cliches, yet director Scott Coffey manages to rise above them, thanks largely to the performances of Emma Roberts and John Cusack.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Cusack is fabulously droll as the reluctant mentor, while Armando Riesco delivers a touchingly off-kilter performance as the drag queen who also provides the heroine with lessons in life.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Roberts is completely over-the-top here, her frantic, unfunny performance serving only to highlight Cusack's caginess and restraint.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A smart, incisive comedy about a recent college grad's booby-trapped immersion into real life.

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Clayton Davis

Completely stealing the show and delivering my favorite supporting turn of the year so far is Armando Riesco.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Adult World" is a coming-of-age story in which the starting age seems to be approximately 9. As a result, it just doesn't work.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Coffey knows his movie's at its best when Cusack and Roberts collide, and repeatedly uses them to overcome the script's limitations, and almost to dig a pit of chaos beneath it.

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Ray Pride

Adult World goes all kinds of satisfying places and the lowercase niceties begin with knowing how to use Emma Roberts' eyes, and their bright, darting gaze, which can flick from irritation to consternation to fury just like one-two-three.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not bad. Runs out of steam mid way through, but I did quite like it. Emma Roberts plays a spoiled brat ,living off her parents and trying to make it as a poet.… More
Manu Gino
When life gets hard, rise to the occasion. Good FIlm! Adult World is a must-see comedy. Heartwarming and beautifully tender, the only flaw the film suffers is… More
vieras esine
The film felt somewhat out-dated, like it was meant to come out in the mid to late 90's. Had it been set in the 90's, at least, it would not have been… More
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three stars
Nate Zoebl
People often celebrate independent films as an oasis of creativity in comparison to the cookie-cutter blockbusters that populate Hollywood. However, indie film… More
Dann Michalski
The indie comedy Adult World is a labored coming-of-age film that's a little pretentious at times. The story follows a poetry graduate named Amy… More