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Uncle Kent (2010)

Uncle Kent (2010)

Uncle Kent




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Joe Swanberg makes his first Sundance appearance with his most mature film, UNCLE KENT, an aching true-to-life modern comedy about aging, loneliness, desire, and the awkward intimacies of online friendship. The film follows forty-year-old Kent (Kent Osborne) who is an unmarried children's show writer living alone with his cat in Los Angeles. He spends his days sketching gag cartoons and bouncing ideas off his hyperactive friend, Kev (Kevin Bewersdorf), and his nights staving off loneliness in Internet chat rooms. When one of Kent's online acquaintances, environmental journalist Kate (Jennifer Prediger), crashes at his house for the weekend, he finds himself attracted to her coquettish manner and frank emotional openness but sexually frustrated by her fidelity to a distant boyfriend. -- (C) IFC Filmsmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joe Swanberg, Kent Osborne
On DVD: Dec 29, 2014
IFC Films

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Critic Reviews for Uncle Kent

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

The prolific and daring independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg captures the loneliness of the long-term D.I.Y. artist in the age of social networking.

Full Review… | January 24, 2011
New Yorker
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 29, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 25, 2011
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Full Review… | January 25, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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"Hi, where have you been all my life?" may be learned behavior, but it always sounds good up close... [A] sense of life-just-happens and what-the-------just-happened, those instants just before cheeks flush and unwelcome memories etch.

Full Review… | March 17, 2015

Audience Reviews for Uncle Kent


Conversations about masturbation, interactions with a cat, a hamburger penis, a threesome, and a relationship that goes nowhere are all apparently factors that go into making a great film according the Joe Swanberg. I beg to differ. I initially thought I was a huge Swanberg fan, but now I'm starting to think he may be a very hit or miss director.

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