Hulu has released the trailer for Big Time Adolescence, the comedy which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. Hulu will make the movie available in select theaters on March 13 before it launches on the streaming service March 20th.
In the film, a seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of hi 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 Mo nontraditional life lessons in drug dealing, partying, and dating. Meanwhile, Mo’s well-meaning Dad (Jon Cryer) tries to step in and take back the reins of his son’s upbringing.
Working from his own sharp script, director Jason Orley has created an all-too-real look at what it’s like to be a teenager today. He’s supported by his strong cast, including Emily Arlook, Colson Baker (aka “Machine Gun Kelly”), Thomas Barbusca, Oona Laurence, and Sydney Sweeney.
The result is a fresh coming-of-age tale that’s still familiar in all the right ways.
Sundance described the movie as follows: “It’s funny: humans have been growing up for a really long time, but somehow we still suck at it. Just look at sixteen-year-old Mo (Griffin Gluck). He’s bright enough and comes from a good family, yet his best friend is … Zeke (Pete Davidson).
“Yeah, that Zeke—the agressively unmotivated college dropout who used to date Mo’s older sister. Mo’s well-meaning dad (Jon Cryer) is less-than-thrilled by this state of affairs. His sister? Woof.
“So instead of spending his days readying himself for adulthood, young Mo is getting a very different sort of schooling. Zeke favors a nontraditional style with practicals in dealing, partying, and ghosting. Academia this ain’t.”
Principal photography on Big Time Adolescence began in July 2018 in Syracuse, New York.
The film was produced by Jeremy Garelick, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Will Phelps, Mason Novick, and Glen Trotiner. The executive producers are Ryan Bennett, Michelle Knudsen, and Michael Glassman.