IFC Film has taken North American rights to Scott Coffey’s comedy “Adult World,” which stars Emma Roberts as an aspiring poet in need of cash who takes a day job at her local sex shop. The film recently had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch a clip below.
IFC is planning a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release for the film, which is penned by Andy Cochran, and also stars John Cusack, Cloris Leachman, Evan Peters, Armando Riesco and Shannon Woodward.
Here’s a more detailed synopsis:
ADULT WORLD stars Emma Roberts as Amy – naïve, awkward and
anxious to get her poetry career off the ground. Living with her parents in a
seemingly bland upstate New York town and desperate for income, she
begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop. Owned by a
frisky elderly couple and staffed by sweet local boy Alex, Amy balances her
work amongst the pornography and sex toys by fiercely pursuing a surefire kick
start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive star poet Rat Billings (the
hilarious John Cusack). As Amy’s world
melds with that of her co-workers, she slowly learns that inspiration can be
found in the most improbable places.
Our TOH! review of the film is here.