Adult Life Skills Reviews

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
Sweet but less oddball than it thinks.
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 15, 2019
"Adult Life Skills" is a relentlessly quirky British comedy-drama that demonstrates why more is not always more.
June 24, 2016
The film squirms with that very British comedy-of-embarrassment, and is rich in daft penis jokes, but with a poignant core that explores Anna's relationship with her twin brother and an eight-year-old kid next door.
June 23, 2016
It's interesting territory but tackled with insufferable tweeness and an overload of tiresome quirk.
June 23, 2016
When Jodie Whittaker's inner fire and the thoughtful structure ignite together, there is lift-off.
June 20, 2016
Whittaker is real and likeable, and there are some very funny lines.
Top Critic
June 14, 2016
I can't imagine a person experienced with offbeat English-language films of the last ten years not seeing much that's familiar in Adult Life Skills, but it's a lovely movie with some very good performances and it makes some very good choices.
April 22, 2016
A cheesy rehash of numerous stunted-adolescent dramedies.