Big Time Adolescence Reviews

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April 3, 2020
While the film itself plays with familiar aspects in coming-of-age movies, stand-out performances from Pete Davidson and Jon Cryer and the complex relationships between characters makes the movie an emotional but fun ride.
April 3, 2020
Davidson's got the zonked, wiseacre affectlessness of vintage Bill Murray but with a post-millennial fragility; cocky in a manner that comes off as deeply, touchingly insecure. He's an underachiever for an anxious age.
April 1, 2020
It's not a movie that celebrates big-time adolescence. It's a movie that sees it for the short-term novelty and the lifelong black hole that it is.
March 25, 2020
Enormously entertaining.
March 25, 2020
Pete Davidson slacks off in Hulu's fun and truthful teen comedy, but it is his co-star Griffin Gluck we should take seriously.
March 23, 2020
Davidson may know "Big Time" is strictly small time. But he never lets on that he does, never lets up and never lets us notice how thin the entertainment surrounding him is.
March 23, 2020
While surely no gamechanger, Big Time Adolescence hits all of the right emotional notes, and has the guts to portray Davidson's character, Zeke, for what he is: pathetic.
March 22, 2020
Big Time Adolescence isn't groundbreaking, but it doesn't need to be. It is an eminently watchable film with a few laughs and a few tears - and anyone who has ever dealt with growing up will recognize at least some part of their own journey.
March 21, 2020
This predictable film is a mild diversion that one can watch without really liking or not liking it.
March 21, 2020
It's Davidson's performance that will keep you glued to the screen-he's funny, loaded with personality, and exhibits traces of emotional depth
March 21, 2020
Orley is a funny but tricky writer, and in scene after scene, his ear for dialogue is just right - it's natural but heightened, funny without sounding too "written."
March 20, 2020
Davidson proves he can handle a lead role and deliver the laughs in a groundbreaking performance.
March 20, 2020
Its characters aside, "Big Time Adolescence" has a lot of growing up to do.
March 20, 2020
It's a coming-of-age movie that relies on the cracked charm of its in-house boorish role model...and the usual storytelling beats.
March 20, 2020
This is a sweet and touching movie that makes perfect use of Pete Davidson and is far smarter than you might assume it to be.
March 20, 2020
The picture won't change the world, but it could change an otherwise joyless day for the better.
March 19, 2020
The script by writer/director Orley does have the guts to embrace a tougher-than-normal inevitable crash-and-burn, but the predictability outweighs even the grimy observational tone.
March 18, 2020
Even when things go haywire and lean heavily onto the humor of each situation, the film refuses to lose its dramatic edge. There are stakes to what is happening.
March 18, 2020
...the film borrows liberally from better films like Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused without saying anything new or all that interesting
March 18, 2020
What's refreshing about Jason Orley's "Big Time Adolescence," is the way he brings characters to the screen and infuses them with honesty, even if we've seen their journey in other films before.
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