At a crossroads in his own life, Jesse returns to his old University for the retirement party of a beloved professor and finds, to his amazement, that his heart would like to stay there. The problem is that the object of his affection is the 19 year old Zibby. Or rather, the problem is that the object of his affection is the 19 year old Libby who loves him right on back, the two of them growing fond of each other in a sweet and entirely believable way.
Liberal Arts is actually very lovely, escapist pleasure – Jesse’s encounter with an acerbic professor (Alison Janney), is a particular, cringe-worthy joy. And Elizabeth Olsen is rapidly becoming one of my most watchable actors. Liberal Arts filmed at Kenyon College in Gamber, Ohio.