Parents' Guide to

The Adults

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dramedy about grown-up siblings has language, drinking.

Movie R 2023 91 minutes
The Adults Movie Poster: Michael Cera stands next to Sophia Lillis and Hannah Grace

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It's right there in the title: This slight dramedy isn't intended for -- or likely to appeal to -- kids. Teens who do watch may find their minds leaping to how they'll interact with their siblings (if they have any) once they're grown up. Eric, Rachel, and Maggie reconnect through the silly voices, impressions, songs, and dances they engaged in together as kids, all of which feels a bit odd now that they're grown up, with adult problems. Eric has a gambling obsession. Rachel is depressed, withdrawn, and perhaps drinking too much. Maggie has panic attacks and has failed to launch. All three seem adrift; it's obvious to viewers that what they really need is one another. Teens who do hang in through the ending may realize that even if siblings annoy you, those relationships are among the most important to keep up.

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