Adult Life Skills Reviews

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November 16, 2020
The feature debut of writer-director Rachel Tunnard, this is a such a charming bittersweet British indie. Just delightful.
August 16, 2020
A hugely enjoyable film that has at its heart a terrific performance by Jodie Whittaker.
March 16, 2020
Tunnard elevates an age old tale with a new setting and a smooth script, frequently hilarious, making her a filmmaker to watch.
February 20, 2019
It's an impressive feature debut for Rachel Tunnard who has directed, written and edited this expansion of her award-nominated short film Emotional Fusebox, made with the same actors.
January 30, 2019
Quirky dramedy explores loss, family, moving forward.
January 23, 2019
Adult Life Skills is a wobbly but winsome film about pain and the friends who pull us through kicking and screaming.
January 22, 2019
Familiar for its focus on a young person finding their way and still mostly enjoyable though too quirky for its own good, Adult Life Skills is neither a hit nor a miss.
January 20, 2019
Adult Life Skills is a poignant examination of a young woman whose growth has been stunted by grief, carried by Jodie Whittaker's charming performance.
January 19, 2019
I would recommend Adult Life Skills to fans of Jodie Whitaker and Dr. Who, but there are undoubtedly other films about loss that is easier for you to connect emotionally.
January 18, 2019
Does a brilliant job capturing that specific moment in time when you're clinging to just a little bit more fun before succumbing to adulthood, without realizing you maybe already have.
January 18, 2019
The premise of Adult Life Skills isn't remarkable or ground-breaking, but its execution is near impeccable and the result is a film that is quietly poignant, quirkily endearing, and humorous without seeming to try too hard.
January 18, 2019
Heartbreaking, hilarious and altogether refreshing comedy.
January 18, 2019
Jodie Whittaker's performance humanizes the film's troubled protagonist better than the story.
Top Critic
January 18, 2019
This is one of those so-called British comedies that is not remotely clever or amusing, even in the rare moments when you can decipher what comes out of the mouths of actors who sound like they could be from Mars.
January 17, 2019
British comedies tend to get dark in a way that mainstream American comedies rarely do, and while Adult Life Skills occasionally feints in that direction, it retains a core of sweetness, and it's whimsical without also being twee.
January 17, 2019
Sweet but less oddball than it thinks.
January 17, 2019
Tunnard lays on the quirks so excessively that the constant eccentricity - goofy attire, silly toys, wacky anatomical gags - upstages the more richly human and satisfying material.
January 17, 2019
Whittaker is easily the best thing about the movie. When the script fails in its attempts to flesh out Anna's character, Whittaker comes to the rescue. She can be funny, profane, dour, and heartbreaking. Oh, and quirky.
January 17, 2019
By the time I had finished watching the aggressively whimsical British comedy "Adult Life Skills," my eyes had rolled so far back in my head I could barely focus.
January 17, 2019
But, in the end, Whittaker's and Myers' performances won me over and made up for the difficulty deciphering the thick English accents employed by Tunnard for her characters.
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