Your mileage will certainly vary on how you receive this news, but get ready for the year of Pete Davidson (or at least the half-year). Before Judd Apatow’s semi-autobiographical The King of Staten Island arrives this June following a SXSW premiere, Davidson’s Netflix special comes to Netflix next week and a new film starring the actor will come to theaters and Hulu next month.
Big Time Adolescence, written and directed by Jason Orley, follows a suburban teenager who becomes fast friends with a rudderless college dropout. Ahead of a March release from Neon and Hulu, the first red band trailer has now landed, along with the poster.
I caught it at its Sundance premiere last year and said in my review, “The film’s comedic pull rests on Davidson’s grimy likability and he more than pulls it off, a major step up after his misguided brief turn in Set It Up. Taking the same steps of many Saturday Night Live members before him, Big Time Adolescence feels like a comfortable next step for the comedian, who is very much playing in his wheelhouse here. With his big smile and a heavy dose of tattoos, Davidson has a winning charm and the film is like watching some ill-advised joy riding turn into an inevitable car crash. “
See the trailer below for the film also starring Griffin Gluck, Sydney Sweeney, Colson Baker, and Jon Cryer.
Big Time Adolescence arrives in theaters on March 13 and Hulu on March 20.