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I enjoy Pete Davidson on "Saturday Night Live" as much as the next person, but the coarse coming-of-age comedy "Big Time Adolescence" is proof that Davidson's abrasive stoner persona is best consumed in small doses.
The film is often funny but rarely uproarious, kinda sweet but not terribly touching. The life lessons it ultimately imparts are perfectly reasonable, but they're also ones you've heard from your own nagging parents dozens of times before.
Big Time Adolescence is something of a triumph for Davidson. It's a modest, familiar movie, certainly, with themes about growing older and leaving the people you idolize behind, but his weirdly compelling screen presence elevates it.
Orley's script is smart and knowing in all the right ways, delivering a steady stream of ridiculously bad ideas and sharp one-liners for his cast to run with, but also showing how vulnerable all his characters are.