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


At the end of the film...

He turns up in a white coat

like dressed like her...

and she turns up in black...

dressed like him.

And they look at each other.

And then...

He just takes of his coat

like yeah, we'll dress like me then.

There's not even a discussion like maybe

they could dress like her !

Like I know it's the 50s

but that is everyday sexism gone mad.

That's 21.

How'd you know that?

I like counting.

If we were ancient greeks

I'd be like Apollo, like all rational and

and ordered

and a bit anal about everything

but you would be like...

exciting and arty like Dionysus.


Dionysus is the good one.

Most people want to be Dionysus.


- Alice, you did Classics right?

- Yeah.

Who were Dionysi?

You're a sex-obsessed (? pisser ?). You

shouldn't personify the moles, you know.

Hello Kid's Club.

Take the hat off.

We need to take the hat off, Darling.

Please do not use the oars as weapons.

I repeat. Do not use the oars as weapons.

(? Tom ?) you little shit

you're driving me mad.

The mikes still on!

Fuckin' hell!

You tryin' to kill me?

Marion, have you got my cup of tea?


It's next door's daughter

and her little boy.

I guess that means there's not long now.

(Renew Automatically)

(Thanks for renewing your website, Billy!)



When did you get back?


Got to wait to two weeks for

my flat so I'd come home.

Get my sister to do my washing.

Show off my tan.

How are you feelin'?

Yeah, good!

Bit jet-lagged.

Menstruating like a walrus but...

nothin' new there.

Fuckin' hell you livin' in here?

Yeah, I just needed some space.

There's not a lot of space in here!

My God, do you remember when you, me,

and Billy used to make dens in here?

and your Mum would turn off the electricity

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