Growing up is painful in many ways, and the teenage years, for most of us, can be one hell of a difficult time when our childhood self is still lost trying to find a path into adulthood. Some succeed faster than others. Some just stumble around and keep trying for a while. Big Time Adolescence is a comedic take on that so-called struggle.
It’s the Story about Mo (Griffin Gluck), a high-school kid who befriends 23-year-old Zeke (Peted Davidson). In Mo’s world, Zeke is the perfect representation of the person he wants to become: the coolest guy in the party who’s got adult life all figured out and now has some tricks to teach you. As Mo looks up to Zeke, they go to parties, get drunk, do drugs, get girls, get into trouble and experience the world as a giant playground where there’s a lot to explore and no time to stop. Eventually, Mo’s thirst for figuring things out leads to the most important lesson: Zeke is not that big of a deal.
Although predictable in its premise, Big Time Adolescence delivers a very relatable and authentic view into what it’s like growing up in today’s world. Pete Davidson doesn’t deliver more than what you’ve already seen him doing on Saturday Night Life, but that still makes him the perfect actor to play Zeke.
There are many laughable and cringeworthy situations for your delight. The kind of situation you must have experienced at some point in your life if you’re an adult: the first kiss, the awkwardness of always thinking about yourself in terms of what you think the world thinks about you.
Available for you to watch on Hulu, the movie had previously been scheduled to launch on March 20th but was released earlier on March 13th as a gift for Hulu’s subscribers under the coronavirus quarantine.