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Big Time Adolescence (2020)



Critic Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and brought to life by a smartly assembled ensemble, Big Time Adolescence finds fresh pleasures in the crowded coming-of-age genre.

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A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his best friend Zeke (Pete Davidson), an unmotivated-yet-charismatic college dropout. Although Zeke genuinely cares about Mo, things start to go awry as he teaches nontraditional life lessons in drug dealing, partying, and dating, while Mo's well-meaning dad (Jon Cryer) tries to step in and take back the reins of his son's upbringing.


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All Critics (78) | Top Critics (18)

Its characters aside, "Big Time Adolescence" has a lot of growing up to do.

March 20, 2020 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

It's a coming-of-age movie that relies on the cracked charm of its in-house boorish role model...and the usual storytelling beats.

March 20, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This is a sweet and touching movie that makes perfect use of Pete Davidson and is far smarter than you might assume it to be.

March 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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There's not much to Nancy Meyers assistant turned writer-director Jason Orley's first-time feature but there's just about enough to prove diverting as well as promising for the future...

March 13, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Somewhat ironically, the main flaw with this earnest film built around a directionless character is its lack of a clear objective.

March 13, 2020 | Full Review…
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One of those small delights that's designed mostly to make you laugh, though it ends in a place of inevitable wistfulness.

March 13, 2020 | Full Review…

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