For all the technology, nobody talks anymore. It's all one liners, or how little characters in a text you can fit. That (doesn't) work on phones or insta or any of those garbage social sites. You cannot read TONE into written word, esp if you are limited and nobody wants to bother to read past a sentence or two. It's completely effed up all the young peoples' communication skills. It's...it's dreadful. Truly. I see my own adult daughter and this man-child who: For all the TIME they've spent together, can NOT manage a simple conversation without a problem. Very much like the main couple.
Oh right yeah: All the boxes are ticked. Which TRULY pisses me off. Can we mix the formula, PLEASE??? I'm sick to near death of the 'inclusive' black male with white woman...just for the sake of saying, "Ok, we got the one in there, next..." to the lesbian scene. The instant I saw an Asian woman, I thought she would HAVE to be the lesbian. Because that's a double box checked, dontcha know! (gag me with a ginsu)
Anyway, I think the movie screams volumes (paradoxically) about the lack of communication, and the absolute horror of not even knowing how to handle a sentence in verbal form. Everything must MEAN something, so everyone's reading a lot of nonsense into each others' EVERYTHING; it's utter chaos...oh good grief, just put the bloody phones down already. People assume the worst from ANY scenario (or they are a bubble head in denial, much like a character Emma Roberts played in Adult World). Why must it be those two extremes...? Oh right. Because nobody actually speaks anymore and cannot articulate without complete deconstruction.
I've got news for the young folks: Time is short and precious. Try to be aware of this when engaging with others. Nobody under the age of 40 will understand till it's too late. (If they are like these characters.)
That is what I got out of this movie. I really love Emma and I like Angarano. I thought it would be good, even hopeful but alas: It is NOT. It's not a fun nor funny romp, it's actually incredibly sad.