Monday, April 18, 2016
Adult Life Skills (2016) Tribeca 2016
Don't get me wrong it's not bad but it isn't anything special, largely because it's trying so damn hard.
The plot has Anna trying to get over the death of her twin brother a year and a half before. As she careens to her 30th birthday her mother wants her out of her shed in the back yard, the little kid next door has latched on to her as a surrogate mother and a cute guy she thinks is gay, but actually has the hots for her, has come home to write his novel. There's more including a fascination with penises and mole holes but you get the general idea.
Its well acted and well done technically. If there is a problem its that a good number of the characters don't have much to do. I think part of it is the result of a bit too much not being explained. What exactly happened to the brother for example. I ask because he's always in scuba gear when Anna sees him. And where does Anna work, its some kind of camp but it's not clear.
Trivial I know but at the same time I'd like to know.
If you like comedies and don't mind it slipping out of you mind when it's done give this film a shot.