‘Adult Beginners’ Trailer: Nick Kroll Steps Out of His Comfort Zone
You know Nick Kroll best for his comedic work, and while there’s certainly some of that on display in the trailer for Adult Beginners, we also get to see a bit of his more vulnerable and sensitive side. The first trailer for the new indie dramedy has plenty of laughs and several familiar funny faces, but it also promises to be a thoughtful and insightful film about coming-of-middle-age.
The idea of the regressive adult is one we’ve seen time and again, but the trailer for Adult Beginners has something a little different going for it. Most notably that we’ve never seen Kroll do anything dramatic, so this should offer a nice change of pace. But that doesn’t mean that the film isn’t funny—Kroll is surrounded by considerable talent, including Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan (his “we’ll see” line in the trailer is outstanding) Jane Krakowski and Joel McHale. Jason Mantzoukas, who co-stars with Kroll on The League and often appears on Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, also puts in an appearance…as if he wouldn’t.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A young, hipster entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and three year-old nephew in the suburbs - only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up - but not without some bad behavior first.
Adult Beginners is premiering at SXSW this coming week ahead of its official theatrical release on April 24.