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

This is Houston,

we're about to lose radio contact.

This is Houston,

we're about to lose radio contact.

This is Houston,

we're about to lose radio contact.

This is Houston,

we're about to lose radio contact.

Wake up.

Wake up.

- Wake up!

- Wot?

- I can't sleep.

- For f*ck's sake.

We've lost communication now,

if I can't communicate

with people I love...

what does that mean?

Peace and quiet?

Do I exist?

- O my God

- Do you believe in God?

For f*ck's sake wot time is it?

Are we going to crash into the sun?


Like Icarus.

Uh no,

Icarus' downfall was due to hubris.


Excessive pride.

I wonder what my downfall is?

Being a dick.

Are you making a video?


I can see the laptop screen...

Get to bed.

You looked like death

warmed up, earlier.

Marion, have you looked

in the mirror lately?

Stay out of this, Mum.

There's a hair on your chin

I could swing on.

What you lookin'?

Oh, fuckin' 'ell!



Get out!

I'm late!

I don't care!

Didn't you used to live in a commune?

Yeah, but we didn't shower together!


Ohhh my God!

Is it too much to ask for you to get

dressed before you leave the house?

I haven't left the house.

If you two don't get out

of here in five seconds...

I will pull back this curtain.

Oh my God, what is that?




There is post for you.


I don't care.


Can we have a chat about

your birthday tonight, please?


Oh my God, Mom!

It is said

That you cannot be found

Under rocks or broken skull

I will lay down

I will lay down

I can be found

beneath the rose

beneath the rose


Safe to say

That I'll never be found

Broken bones holding loose

You will be crowned

You will be crowned

Queen of all

you have found

you have found



You look like you're lactating.

Need to be avin' sex for that.

Is work interfering with

Maggie's sun-tanning regime?

Don't ask... she phoned me at half-seven

to tell me about her fungal infection

This is not the week for her

to be off sick.

Wots with "moles"?

Alfy said she wants to keep a record of

how many new ones comin' up each day.


Somethin' about old people trippin' over.

'Scuse me, ladies...

I've just found this outside.

Sometimes I wish the

suffragettes hadn't bothered.



You're runnin' a bit late for

work aren't ya?

My boss is away this week,

I've got the office to myself.

Ah, you lucky git.


I've got somethin' for you.



It had arms and a face.


I was gonna text a photo to you

but I thought if it was just a photo

you wouldn't believe it,

I could've just googled it.

So I thought I'd bring it to you

but now I'm just standing here holding

what looks like an old man's dick.

How's the book goin'?

Yeah, it's good.

What's it about again?

It's about a cat who goes away

and then...

they think, "Where's the cat gone?"

but the cat

Are you the cat?

No, I'm not the cat.

Have you been washin' up?

Got a wet bra on.

I thought you dip 'em in your tea.

Domain is due to Expire

Domain is due to Expire

Ladies and gentlemen...

Who are we?

Let's start at the very beginning.

Billy and Anna are twins

who grew up in the

arse end of nowhere.



They spent their days as any

radicals on the fringes of society would...

Dressing up as TV detectives

from the 1970s.

And imagining they were in the "A Team".

In 1972, a crack commando unit was

sent to prison by a military court.

It was a happy time

where dreams of the future were forged.

As far back as I can remember

I always wanted to be

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