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: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jenni Miller

Adult World is more aggravating than endearing, although there's an interesting idea buried beneath all the cutesy plot details.

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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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Theresa Smith
Independent Online (South Africa)

There is potentially a good movie bubbling under the surface in the interaction between Amy and Rat and especially in the hinted-at desperation of her struggle to make a success of her life, but this is overtaken by the tedious melodramatic whining.

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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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Susan Wloszczyna

Never quite fully delivers much more than yet another oh-poor-me take on post-collegiate struggles in the cold, cruel 21st Century.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A young woman just out of college is forced to face the facts of life: she is not going to be famous as she wants, when she wants. Simply a coming-of-age story… More
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
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
MisterYoda ?
three stars