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Afternoon Delight (2013)



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AFTERNOON DELIGHT is the story of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna. It's nine am. You've just dropped your kid off at school. Pick-up is at four. No one knows where you are, and no one needs you. So what now? Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles's bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right-chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child and hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna, something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopt her as a live-in nanny. This bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into Rachel's life, marriage and community. (c) FilmArcademore
Rating: R (for strong sometimes graphic sexual content, language and some drug use)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jill Soloway
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2014
Box Office: $0.2M
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Juno Temple
as McKenna
Jane Lynch
as Dr. Lenore
Suzy Nakamura
as Meredith
Link Ruiz
as Car Wash Attendant 1
César García
as Car Wash Attendant 2
Bryan Lugo
as Tow Truck Driver
as Bonnet the Dog
The Baroness
as Herself
Joanne Basile
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Inga Bespalovaite
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Julie Bolene
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Nicole Brock
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Antonia Crane
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Mariela Iv
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Lauren Kaplow
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Rie Katagiri
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Violet Lake
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Luz Pazos
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
Uzuiri Simms
as Woman of Sam's Hofbr...
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Critic Reviews for Afternoon Delight

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (23)

...a decent drama that isn't, in the end, able to reach the heights that writer/director Jill Soloway is clearly aiming for.

Full Review… | November 30, 2015
Reel Film Reviews

Mistaking smug self-awareness for satire, the film attempts to skewer yuppie privilege while accidentally wallowing in it.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

As Rachel enters her late-30s wilderness, Hahn only gets better.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014

Kathryn Hahn is outstanding as the unraveling Rachel ... capable of significantly more depth than she's had the chance to display in her regular goofball comedy roles.

Full Review… | August 18, 2014
Under the Radar

Relaxed, intuitive performances from the top-notch ensemble cast pay dividends, with Hahn commandingly stressy in the central role, and Michaela Watkins impressively abrasive as neighbourhood organiser-in-chief.

Full Review… | March 30, 2014
Observer (UK)

[Soloway] delves fearlessly into raw, intimate and uncomfortable areas that more conventional comedies would avoid like the plague.

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
Independent (UK)

Audience Reviews for Afternoon Delight

Wasn't as good as I hoped, but still not bad movie. I actually thought it would hit the fan way worse than it did!
Interesting idea for a movie dealing with a marriage gone stale and the fascination caused by a young striper met in a vain attempt to spice things up. Clearly moving her into the house was never going to end up well for anyone!
I did like how it blurs a little who is actually at fault.
Juno Temple is great, I am liking nearly everything I see her in. Maybe my expectations for this were a little higher based on that, but still worth a look.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

The cure for the common marriage.

Good Film! Afternoon Delight plays a bit like a Judd Apatow flick, from a female perspective. This is a perfect example of a movie that is not done justice by its trailer. If you watch it you will expect a raunchy sex comedy. What this is a very personal and sometimes depressing movie about how a women goes to drastic measures to change her life. This is a true dark dramedy about what a woman will do when she feels trapped. Overall, this is the definition of the saying "be careful what you wish for." A real surprise that I really liked and recommend.

Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna, a stripper she adopts as her live-in nanny.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

three stars...

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

Afternoon Delight Quotes

Rachel: I lurk on Twitter. I'm just not a tweeter.
– Submitted by Frances H (21 months ago)

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