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Adult Life Skills

Country: UK

Genre: Comedy, Drama



As Anna approaches 30 she still finds herself living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed, spending her days making videos using her thumbs as actors - thumbs that bicker about issues such as whether Yogi Bear is a moral or an existential nihilist. A week before her birthday her Mum insists that she move out of the shed, and move on with her life - a demand that Anna resists. However, when a 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 (Ozzy Myers) obsessed with Westerns, and a local estate agent whose awkward interpersonal skills continually undermine his attempts to seduce her.


  • "Adult Life Skills" was shot under the title "How to Live Yours". It is writer/director Rachel Tunnard's debut feature, and the feature length version of her earlier short film "Emotional Fusebox" (2014). "Adult Life Skills" has won several awards, including the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and the prize for Best First Screenplay awarded by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (2016).

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Picture for Adult Life Skills


  • Jodie Whittaker
  • Ozzy Myers
  • Edward Hogg
  • Brett Goldstein
  • Alice Lowe
  • Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Christian Contreras
    (Hank, Clint's Father)
  • Harvey Scrimshaw

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