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Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she’s destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.


“Adult World” should be the movie that you expect. However, Emma Roberts works her ass off to keep it from turning to dreck. While John Cusack has spent most of the last decade phoning it in, there’s something to the Evan Peters/Emma Roberts pairing that is sincere. They are a real life couple, but I think she beat the shit out of him somewhere in Canada. That being said, their chemistry shines through onscreen and he helps to bring out the best in her. But, there’s something to the kind of privilege that Emma Roberts’ Amy exhibits.

If anything, the film is about how naivety can cloud your sheltered world  view long enough to do some real damage. While the John Cusack poet character is pretty cliché, he represents a hard reality for Emma Roberts. You’re a privileged white girl who has never had to deal with stress and you shouldn’t idealize the poor. Most people are cut to live in a world designed to spit them out and shit on their dreams. It’s not fun living in the gutter and no one anywhere should aspire to it. Sometimes, the real truth behind great poetry is true misery. It’s sad in a way, but it’s solid to see a negative voice appear for the Etsy generation. You’re not special, kids.

The DVD comes with deleted/alternate scenes and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is typical for standard definition. The Dolby 5.1 track works in terms of environment staging. The same can be said for the transfer. Ultimately, I’d recommend a purchase to Emma Roberts fans.

RELEASE DATE: 06/10/2014

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