Film Review | Adult World


Plot – A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she’s destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Director – Scott Coffey

Starring – Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack

Genre – Comedy | Drama

Released – 2014

Directed by Scott Coffey, Adult World is a quaint indie-comedy film that stars Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, We’re the Millers) as Amy, a naive young poet, who reluctantly ends up living with a Transvestite and working in an adult bookstore,  escaping the pressure from her parents to give up her dream of following in the footsteps of her idol, Rat Billings (John Cusack).

The film is a charming and well made small budget indie comedy, documenting the quirky life of a girl that is stuck between childhood and adulthood, finding that sometimes you have to lower your expectations of how your life will turn out, in order to follow your dreams.


While the supporting cast including Evan Peters (American Horror Story,  Xmen: Days of Future Past) all put in strong performances that round of a pretty solid indie film, in fact, it is probably one of Cusacks strongest appearances in years, as the former poet superstar, turned misanthropic university lecturer.

4 Panda


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