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Adult World


Smart, original comedy. Brims with snappy lines. John Cusack is hilariously droll. Adult World is a winner.

— Gary Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times

Presented by IFC Films | United States | Feb 14th, 2014 | 97 MINS | R

Vibrators and confessional poetry collide in this sexy comedy about an aspiring writer cum sex toy shop clerk and her crusty literary idol (John Cusack). Amy (Emma Roberts) is a naïve, awkward aspiring poet in a post-grad existence that is going nowhere. Living with her parents in a bland upstate New York town, certain of her yet-to-be-acknowledged literary greatness and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop owned by a frisky elderly couple (including a wonderful Cloris Leachman) and staffed by diva transvestite Rubio and adorable 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, crusty and alcoholic writer Rat Billings, played by a bitterly funny John Cusack.


  • Scott Coffey


  • Alex Goldstone
  • Joy Gorman
  • Justin Nappi

Executive Producers

  • Mohammed Al Turki
  • Paul Green
  • Joel Michaely


  • Andy Cochran