Adult World: DVD Review
Released by Madman Home Ent
Emma Roberts stars as a naive uni grad and wannabe poet in this indie about a girl trying to make her way in life.
When her financial help is cut off and saddled with $90K worth of debt, she heads to work at Adult World, a local sex shop staffed by a few offbeats. At the same time, she tries desperately to become the protege of writer Rat Billings (John Cusack) to get her career going.
Adult World does really live upto its premise, delivering a movie which is undercooked, overly kooky and lacking in real emotion. Roberts, Cusack and American Horror Story star Evan Peters are fine within but don't have enough to work with - and Roberts particularly starts to grate after a while, wanting you to deliver more of a slap to her than empathy.
All in all, Adult World lacks the charm of an indie film and under-delivers.