Adult World

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Adult World
Adult World.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Scott Coffey
Produced by Manu Gargi
Alex Goldstone
Joy Gorman
Justin Nappi
Written by Andy Cochran
Starring Emma Roberts
Evan Peters
John Cusack
Music by BC Smith
Cinematography James Laxton
Edited by David Heinz
Gina Hirsch
Treehouse Pictures
Anonymous Content
Distributed by IFC Films
Release dates
  • April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • February 14, 2014 (2014-02-14) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $19,731[1]

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.[2]



Principal photography took place within 22 days in February 2012 in Syracuse, New York.[3] The film was picked up by IFC Films following the Tribeca Film Festival premiere in April 2013. [4]


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".[5]

Home Media[edit]

On June 10, 2014 the film was released on DVD in the United States.


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