Not easy becoming an adult but just when you adapt boom your nearly 30! Life can be one big rut and in UK trailer for Adult Life Skills it is for Jodie Whittaker but she’s all thumbs!
Adult Life Skills is based on the BAFTA nominated short film Emotional Fusebox
Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, 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.
This is a story about confronting the things we are most scared of – a story that explores the universal themes of being lost and finding yourself, making peace with who you are, and regaining self-confidence and dignity.
It is basically the same themes as ROCKY if you think about it. But with thumbs. And a cowboy. And no boxing.
Adult Life Skills also stars Brett Goldstein, Lorraine Ashbourne, Eileen Davies, Alice Lowe, David Anderson, and Rachael Deering, The film is directed by Rachel Tunnard and will arrive in UK Cinemas from 24th June.