by Eric Kohn (June 24, 2008)

The arrival of “Full Grown Men” in limited release this week marks a belated emergence for a film not unlike the delayed maturity of the film’s downtrodden protagonist. Directed by David Munro, “Full Grown Men” (the winner of this year’s indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems audience award, sponsored by Sundance Channel and presented by The New York Times and Emerging Pictures) tracks the psychological progress of Alby (Matt McGrath), a thirty-year-old stargazer woefully nostalgic for his salad days. Abandoning his wife before the opening credits, Alby finds his old childhood pal Elias (Judah Friedlander of “30 Rock”) and together they take a road trip that allows both to work through their various neuroses.

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