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Adult World

R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
An aspiring poet (Emma Roberts) takes a job as a clerk at an adult bookstore and tries to make her contemptuous literary idol (John Cusack) take her on as his protege.

Cast: Emma Roberts , John Cusack , Evan Peters , Armando Riesco , Cloris Leachman , Shannon Woodward , John Cullum , Catherine Lloyd Burns

Director: Scott Coffey

Genres: Dark comedy

Distributor: IFC Films

Adult World (2013)

Release Date: February 14th, 2014|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • The film’s true MVP is Cusack, delivering a wittily subtle and acerbic turn that well displays his gift for deadpan comedy. He elevates the material whenever he’s onscreen, providing hints as to the more interestingly subversive film Adult World might have been. show more

  • More aggravating than endearing, although there’s an interesting idea buried beneath all the cutesy plot details. show more

  • What's refreshing, though, is Coffey's skeptical but affectionate feel for the tenacious strivers who cling like limpets to the margins of every arts scene, often for precious years of their impoverished lives. show more

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