11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023 Globe Cinema

21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema

Adult Beginners

USA, 2014 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2015
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 16 7:15 PM Buy


Academy Award-nominated producer Ross Katz (IN THE BEDROOM, LOST IN TRANSLATION) makes his feature directorial debut with this heartwarming and hilarious film (whose executive producers include indie kings Jay and Mark Duplass) about crashing hard, coming home and waking up.

ADULT BEGINNERS begins with one yuppie's disaster. On the eve of a product launch designed to shoot his career into the stratosphere, Jake (Nick Kroll) discovers that, because of a single misstep, his life has plummeted into the dirt. Having lost his girlfriend, his credibility, and over $2.5 million in investor money, Jake retreats to the one place where he's always welcome: his childhood home, which is now occupied by his pregnant sister Justine (Rose Byrne), her husband Danny (Bobby Cannavale), and their three-year-old son, Teddy.

Toronto International Film Festival 2015

press for Adult Beginners

"Rose Byrne and Nick Kroll play a sibling duo navigating their shared and respective crises in this warmly appealing dramedy."
- Variety
"ADULT BEGINNERS is a bonafide comedy. Writers Jeff Kox and Liz Flahive pepper their script with intelligent humor; witty, sarcastic, and self-deprecating dialogue bounds off."
- The Playlist

screened with a short film


USA, 6 Minutes, 2015, Director Robert Putka


Comedy / Drama / Drama

90 Minutes


Ross Katz

Executive Producer(s):
David Bernon, Jay Duplas, Mark Duplass

Jared Ian Goldman, Nick Kroll, Paul Bernon, Sam Slater, Marcus Cox, Karrie Cox


Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale