Adult Life Skills Reviews

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January 16, 2019
Rachel Tunnard's feature debut, Adult Life Skills, showcases an impressive performance from Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2019
"Adult Life Skills" is a relentlessly quirky British comedy-drama that demonstrates why more is not always more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 15, 2019
Tunnard's movie ends up looking both too silly and overly mawkish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 15, 2019
The film uses the grieving process to lend the proceedings a sense of unearned emotional gravitas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 15, 2019
Jodie Whittaker is terrifically showcased here, taking an old cinematic premise and giving it a bit of a new spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2019
Adult Life Skills makes up for its lack of originality on the strength of Jodie Whittaker's performance.
January 14, 2019
The film takes on a sometimes clichéd narrative with refreshing frankness, producing a minor but charming comedy that deals with the problems of grief and finally growing up.
January 13, 2019
Jodie Whittaker shines in a quirky and touching story about dealing with grief in a novel way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2018
Not much to it, but twee and touching and a very nice showcase for the New Doctor Who -- Jodie Whittaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2018
Funny and touching dramedy about arrested development and struggling with loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 8, 2017
Surrounded by a solid supporting cast and making the most of a few memorable lines, Whittaker's skills help lift what would otherwise be just a solid, unspectacular drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 3, 2017
Knock a star off if you're feeling cynical, but otherwise surrender to this fun, funny, spirited debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2016
Adult Life Skills is an assured and engrossing debut from Rachel Tunnard that deserves to find an audience.
August 9, 2016
"Funny and touching. . .(Whittaker) is bereft over death of her twin. . . Sprightly screenplay. . . it is not a Prince Charming, but women in her life who unite to revive her. "
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 9, 2016
Anna shares DNA with the men-children of the Apatow oeuvre and yet Adult Life Skills is a unique specimen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2016
Expanded from writer/director Rachel Tunnard's Bafta-nominated short, the film itself feels hopelessly stretched.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 26, 2016
Employs an engaging, if sometimes strained blend of quirky comedy and mawkish melodrama to explore the emotional state of a 29-year-old striving to reconcile the loss of a beloved twin brother with the need to get on with her own life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2016
Tunnard has a distinctive directorial voice - it will be interesting to see what she does next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2016
There is some genuine gut-wrenching unease as well as hilarity in the relationships and altercations that unfold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2016
The film squirms with that very British comedy-of-embarrassment, and is rich in daft penis jokes, but with a poignant core that explores Anna's relationship with her twin brother and an eight-year-old kid next door.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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