Adult Life Skills
|Adult Life Skills|
British release poster
|Directed by||Rachel Tunnard|
|Produced by||Michael Berliner|
|Written by||Rachel Tunnard|
|Music by||Micah P. Hinson|
|Distributed by||Lorton Distribution|
Adult Life Skills (formerly known as 'How To Live Yours') is a 2016 British comedy film, funded by Creative England, and is the feature debut for writer director Rachel Tunnard. It is the feature-length version of BAFTA nominated short, Emotional Fusebox, which premiered at the London Film Festival in 2014. The story of a 29-year-old, Anna (portrayed by Jodie Whittaker) has moved into her mum's shed and is refusing to move out after the death of her twin brother.
Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors - thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn't show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for. A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum - she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn't put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager. Naturally, Anna tells her Mum to "back the f-off". However, when her school friend comes to visit, Anna's self-imposed isolation becomes impossible to maintain. Soon she is entangled with a troubled eight year old boy obsessed with Westerns, and the local estate agent whose awkward interpersonal skills continually undermine his attempts to seduce her.
- Jodie Whittaker as Anna
- Ozzy Myers as Clint
- Edward Hogg as Billy
- Brett Goldstein as Brendan
- Alice Lowe as Alice
- Lorraine Ashbourne as Marion
- Eileen Davies as Jean
- Rachael Deering as Fiona
- Christian Contreras as Hank, Clint father's
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