Adult Beginners

Rated R 92 minutes 2015

Cable TV comedian Nick Kroll co-wrote this family-style comedy about a guy (Kroll) with numerous regrets, including the fact that his parents never taught him how to swim. And indeed, Kroll’s forgettable story seems as if it were written in chalk at the bottom of a swimming pool. When his character isn’t moping around, ashamed of being reduced to taking a job as his young nephew’s “manny,” he’s interacting annoyingly with his sister and her husband, played by Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, who look as if they’re wishing they were somewhere else. Long before this toothless exercise ends, you’ll wish the same. Directed by Ross Katz, from a screenplay Jeff Cox and Liz Flahive, adapted from a story by Kroll (90 min.).

Film Credits

Director: Ross Katz

Producer: Sam Slater, Paul Bernon, Marcus Cox, Karrie Cox, Nick Kroll, Jared Goldman, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass and David Bernon

Cast: Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale, Caleb Paddock, Matthew Paddock, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Paula Garcés, Josh Charles, Jane Krakowski, Bobby Moynihan and Mike Birbiglia


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