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Adult Beginners

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Decent messages in tepid indie dramedy; language, drug use.

Movie R 2015 90 minutes
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It has a simple premise and a worthwhile lesson, but it's not especially original and doesn't try to distinguish itself from other dramedies in which a stuck-up jerk learns the importance of family. The saving grace is the cast -- the three main characters all work well together, especially Byrne as a bored spouse with an unsatisfying job and loads of pent-up resentment. Guest appearances by some crack comedians -- including Bobby Moynihan, Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, and Josh Charles -- also liven up a film that's sorely in need of some momentum.

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