Adult Life Skills

Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30 and having an early-mid life crisis - one that's seen her regressing to a teenager, 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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Rachel Tunnard

Cast:

  • Jodie Whittaker
  • Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Edward Hogg
  • Alice Lowe
  • Brett Goldstein
  • Andrew Buckley

Writer:

  • Rachel Tunnard

Producer:

  • Michael Berliner

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