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‘Adult Life Skills’ Review: In a Shed, and Out of Time

Jan 17, 2019 - The New York Times

By the time I had finished watching the aggressively whimsical British comedy “Adult Life Skills,” my eyes had rolled so far back in my head I could barely focus. It wasn’t simply the excruciatingly twee musical choices, or the well-worn trajectory of a plot as contrived as its woolly-hatted heroine. It was the realization that stories about adults trapped in the aspic of adolescence are not disappearing from the movies any time soon.

Here, mounting aggravations are all the more gall...