University/College years are about intellectual and emotional discovery. Filmmaker Josh Radnor's Liberal Arts is about recreating the conditions of that tertiary experiment to learn more about yourself.
Thirty something Jesse (Josh Radnor) returns to his former college for his favourite professor's (Richard Jenkins) retirement party. While he's back he forms a bond with 19 year old college student Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen) and is conflicted by their age difference and how she make's him see the world.
Allison Janney's bitter alpha female and Richard Jenkins perennial inspirational rebel were excellent and engaging supports. It was also a nice surprise to see Zac Efron playing a potentially imaginary, hippy sage.
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