The Adults

Eric (Michael Cera) returns home after a long absence to find strained relationships with his grown-up sisters. In their search for love, they confront feelings of resentment and navigate the transition from the life they clung to as children to the complex reality of adulthood. Eric’s poker addiction adds another layer of complication.


Dustin Guy Defa crafted complex characters and assembled an eclectic cast led by Michael Cera. The resulting comedy is, at its core, a drama exploring the themes of growing up, evolving family relationships, and the universal need for love. This small, humble film is rich with ideas and delicate moments, capturing the quintessence of American indie cinema.


Year: 2023
Runtime: 88′
Country: USA
Direction: Dustin Guy Defa
Screenplay: Dustin Guy Defa
Cast: Michael Cera, Hannah Gross, Sophia Lillis
Cinematography: Alex Weston
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subtitles: Anna López
Contact: Universal

Wins & nominations

2023: Berlinale (Encounters)
2023: Tribeca Film Festival