Pete and Brigette Review Adult World

Adult World

adult world

Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: A young want-to-be writer endeavors to fast-track her career but instead has to endure working in an adult book shop.

Brigette: A young aspiring poet struggles to navigate adulthood.

Any particular reason for choosing this film?

Brigette: I see all of John Cusack’s films.


Pete: Drama/Comedy

Brigette: Coming-Of-Age

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Rubia because he was the most entertaining.

Brigette: Rat Billings because he had the best advice.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Amy because for about 90% of the film she was annoying.

Brigette: Amy because she was very self-absorbed.

How was the casting?

Brigette: An odd mix with John Cusack and Cloris Leachman being the standouts.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: It did not grab me immediately, but it did provide a reasonable level of entertainment throughout despite it’s predictability.

Brigette: I was excited about it from seeing the trailer, but it was one of those films where that’s as good as it gets.

Favorite quote:

Amy’s father: “ I don’t like you working downtown after dark.”
Amy: “That’s racist.”

Rat Billings: “How do you feel about failure as a concept? Because you know all the best people are failures these days.”
Amy: “I’ve failed many times.”
Rat Billings: “That’s good; continue to fail. Beckett said if you want to make art, you have to fail. So the artist’s job is to fail better.”
Amy: “Fail better…we should make t-shirts.”

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: Suited the movie to a T. We’ve put most of the songs from the film on Grooveshark.

How was the ending?

Pete: Predictable, not very original, and a bit of a let-down.

Brigette: Boring and cliché.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: You can gain wisdom from hard work and failure.

Brigette: Your skills will improve as you gain more life experiences.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Aspiring writers or ambitious young people who think that careers are easily achieved.

Brigette: Young people who did everything right at school and can’t figure out why they are having such a hard time in the “real world”.

Recipe: Funfetti Cheesecake

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Syracuse Suds Factory’s Black Cherry Weizen/Lambic


adult world artwork

Craft/Activity: Write some poetry.

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Run-down buildings in Syracuse

Adult World archi

How good are you at failure?

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