Adult Life Skills

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Rachel Tunnard
Production: Pico Pictures
  5 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Give me a break!

As far back as I can remember

I always wanted to be

You gotta be kiddin'

As far back as I can remember

I always wanted to

After narrowly avoiding being beaten up

their Nan explained a painful home truth...

"It's a thin line between being

a maverick artistic genius..."

David Hasselhoff

"...and just some asshole

that everyone finds annoying." Bono

Astonished by the insight of this advice

the twins forged a creative

- vision to help others.

- Anna!

And thus... "How to Live..."

Stick the kettle on.

Do you know what

happened to the microwave?


Whose is that?

Here she is now.

Anna, this is my new hairdresser...


She didn't always look this bedraggled.

Ah, I think you look great.

Clearly blind Luke, I've still got spots

and I'm starting getting gray hair as well.


Don't be like that,

don't walk off.


He's come to give you a nice haircut.

That's brilliant, Mum, but I'm busy.

Sorry, Luke.


You're being rude.

Got work to do!

Wha, what are you busy doing Anna? I hope

you're not making them bloody film videos.

I'm not.

You look like a homeless teenager.

Should have a dog and

a piece of string.

Some men like women who

haven't made an effort.

You don't look like you

haven't made an effort...

you look like

you can't afford to.

You want to have a go at me as well?

What do you think about my haircut?

Shit, right?

Mmm, it's not as bad as the one that's

immortalized in your passport

where your gender's in question.


I'm actually trying to do something

constructive for your welfare.

Bon Jovi's still here.

Don't shut the door on me

we've not finished.


Anna... just come and have a cup o' tea.

I'm workin'.

Oh yeah.



Calm down, Marion.

Don't tell me to calm down,

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