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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 and living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed, avoiding fully living her life due to the fact that she is crippled by the loss of her twin brother. ... See full summary »

Director:

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 and living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed, avoiding fully living her life due to the fact that she is crippled by the loss of her twin brother. 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. A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum - she needs to move out of the shed, and move on with her life. 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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Trivia

Based on the short film Emotional Fusebox (2014). See more »

Quotes

Brendan: I think we should get badges for adult life skills: changing a car tire, sewing, sending something back at a restaurant, knitting.
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Connections

Remake of Emotional Fusebox (2014) See more »

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Beneath the rose
Performed by Micah P. Hinson
Written by Micah P. Hinson
Courtesy of Micah P. Hinson
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A lovely film by Rachel Tunnard
5 March 2019 | by julianamaressSee all my reviews

In classic indie style, this is a gentle but fairly stylised portrayal of bereavement, survivor's guilt and moving on. For something billed as a comedy it didn't make me laugh much, but it did engage me enough that I sobbed throughout the closing credits, so it clearly did something right. A promising debut from director/writer/editor Rachel Tunnard.


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$103,810
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