Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Scott Coffey|
|Produced by||Manu Gargi
|Written by||Andy Cochran|
|Music by||BC Smith|
|Edited by||David Heinz
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
|Running time||93 minutes|
Adult World is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Scott Coffey and written by Andy Cochran. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2013 and stars Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, and John Cusack. The film received a theatrical and VOD release on February 14, 2014.
Recent college graduate Amy believes she's destined to be a great poet, but instead winds up working at an adult bookstore. She meets one of her favorite poets, Rat Billings, and becomes his protégé.
- Emma Roberts as Amy Anderson
- Evan Peters as Alex
- John Cusack as Rat Billings
- Armando Riesco as Rubia
- Shannon Woodward as Candace
- Chris Riggi as Josh
- Scott Coffey as the bookstore owner
- Jo Mei as Yumi
- Leah Lauren as Maggie
- Cloris Leachman as Mary Anne
- John Cullum as Stan
- Catherine Lloyd Burns as Sheryl
Principal photography took place within 22 days in February 2012 in Syracuse, New York. The film was picked up by IFC Films following the Tribeca Film Festival premiere in April 2013.
Adult World has received mixed to positive reviews, currently holding a 52% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On Metacritic, the film garnered a 61/100 rating, citing "generally positive reviews". Andrew O'Hehir of Salon praised Roberts and Cusack's performances, calling it Cusack's "best role in years".
- "Adult World". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
- Andrew O'Hehir (February 14, 2014). ""Adult World": John Cusack’s best role in years". Salon. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- Adult World at the Internet Movie Database
- Adult World at Box Office Mojo
- Adult World at Rotten Tomatoes
- Adult World at Metacritic
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