Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts came to the UK as part of Sundance London earlier this year, where I saw it and instantly fell in love with it. It’s one of the finest dramatic comedies of the year, balancing the comedy and the drama brilliantly, and I can’t wait to see it again when it comes out here next weekend.

We caught a new UK trailer for the film earlier this month, and now two new clips have been released, via digital spy and Empire, the first of which sees Radnor opposite co-star Elizabeth Olsen debating the merits of Twilight and fiction like it.

“Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favourite college professor invites him to campus to speak at his retirement dinner, Jesse jumps at the chance. He is prepared for the nostalgia of the dining halls and dorm rooms, the parties and poetry seminars; what he doesn’t see coming is Zibby – a beautiful, precocious, classical-music-loving sophomore. Zibby awakens scary, exciting, long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection that Jesse thought he had buried forever.”

Radnor is behind the camera for his sophomore effort, directing once more from his own script, starring alongside the fantastic Olsen in the female lead, with Allison Janney, seen here in the second clip, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Reaser, and Zac Efron completing the cast nicely.

Liberal Arts is currently on release in the US, and will be heading to UK theatres next Friday, 5th October. I can’t wait. Until then, here are the two new clips to give you a taste of the excellence of Radnor’s second feature. Enjoy.