Afternoon Delight 2013

Afternoon Delight

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Afternoon Delight's uncertain tone is entertainingly offset by smart dialogue and standout starring work from Kathryn Hahn.

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A woman (Kathryn Hahn) takes her husband to a strip club to spice up their marriage. After she gets a private dance from a sexy blond dancer (Juno Temple), she invites the gal to work for her as a live-in nanny.

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Jill Soloway
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Jim Frohna
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Catherine Haight
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Adriana Serrano
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Marie Schley
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  • May 21, 2015
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2014
    Kathryn Hahn and June Temple's performances are the best reasons to watch this film. They shine here. They have a great on screen chemistry. It is great seeing Hahn play a leading role in a film. The film did surprise me. I thought it was well written and has some great dialog. I thought there was some solid supporting work by Jane Lynch, Jessica St. Clair, and Michaela Watkins. The weak link in my opinion was Josh Radnor. I didn't think he had a good chemistry with Hahn. I think another actor in that role would have done a better job. I keep thinking someone like Jason Bateman or Zach Braff would have done better. I still recommend this film, especially cause of June Temple and Kathryn Hahn's performances.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2014
    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 G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2014
    Afternoon Delight is a 'day in the life' kind of story of a mother played by Kathryn Hahn. She's typically known for her comedy, but like most successful comedic actors, they have an ability to be serious while still flashing a tinge of hilarity into their work to keep you honest. We've seen movies like "This is Forty" or that movie Will Ferrell was in or Tom Hanks was in when it was all about the male midlife crisis, but on a different take, we get to see the woman's crisis. I enjoyed Hahn's character breaking out of the rut of her lifeless marriage with stripper (sex worker) Juno Temple. She was pretty excellent and may even deliver the best performance of the film even though it's Hahn's show. Josh Radnor gives a performance as a cooler Ted from HIMYM, but I'm still not convinced he has any greater acting ability with any dimension. The few holes I was left thinking about afterwards happened to be with the immediate relationship nix of Temple and Hahn's character near the end of the film. I thought it would get more attention considering the Hahn's character evolves purely through Temple's, but then the film redirects on goes back to the marriage. There's plenty of material to make you think the marriage is slowly wilting, but only on the outside. I wasn't as interested in that as I was in Temple and Hahn being on screen together and stealing the show.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer

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