‘The Adults’ Trailer: Michael Cera, Sophia Lillis, & Hannah Gross Are Estranged Siblings In Dustin Guy Defa’s New Comedy

You know how when you come back to your old high school after years of being away, the place looks so much smaller than you remember? Well, coming back to the things we used to know rarely turns out how we expect. And Michael Cera is confronted with that face in the upcoming film, The Adults, which is headed to Tribeca.

Ahead of the film’s Tribeca premiere, the first trailer has arrived and follows Cera as Eric, who returns to his old stomping grounds after leaving years earlier. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned, as the carefully-constructed lie he’s told about his life begins to fall apart, he has to deal with reuniting with his estranged sisters, and other relationship conflicts.

Cera is joined in the cast by Sophia Lillis, fresh off Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, and Tesla actress Hannah Gross. The film is written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa, who previously worked with Cera on 2017’s Person to Person.

The Adults had its world premiere in Berlin, and following Tribeca it will hit theaters on August 18th.

“THE ADULTS” follows Eric (Cera) as he returns home for a short visit and finds himself caught between reuniting with his sisters and chasing a victory with his old poker group. As the trip extends, Eric finds it increasingly difficult to avoid confrontations and revelations as his carefully constructed façade of his adulthood gives way to old childhood conflicts. While Maggie (Lillis) attempts to recreate the intimate world the three of them once shared, Eric and Rachel (Gross) are faced with the divide between their childhood selves and the adults they are now.


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