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Afternoon Delight Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Mistaking smug self-awareness for satire, the film attempts to skewer yuppie privilege while accidentally wallowing in it.
Jesse Hassenger
November 6, 2014
As Rachel enters her late-30s wilderness, Hahn only gets better.
Full Review | Original Score: 6
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 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 | Original Score: 6.5/10
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
March 30, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Geoffrey Macnab
March 28, 2014
[Soloway] delves fearlessly into raw, intimate and uncomfortable areas that more conventional comedies would avoid like the plague.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
March 28, 2014
Tension dissolves towards the end but Jane Lynch's turn (as Rachel's pompous, self-referential shrink) never gets old.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
March 28, 2014
There are some very dark corners in this cheeky comedy, which explores relationships and sexuality in unusually realistic ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Leslie Felperin
March 27, 2014
The cast is uniformly excellent, but special mention is due to Jane Lynch as a narcissistic therapist with distracting glasses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cormac O'Brien
Little White Lies
March 27, 2014
Occupies much the same space as the films of director Nicole Holofcener and does so pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Tate
March 27, 2014
An enjoyable romantic drama with refreshingly interesting female characters and a duo of impressive performances from Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
March 26, 2014
Perhaps we're supposed to be laughing? Given the constantly wavering tone, it seems writer/director Jill Soloway doesn't really know what she wants.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
March 24, 2014
Soloway spikes the clichés with refreshingly rude humour, steadily darkens the mood and gets gold from her lead: her face a rubbery miracle of expressive range, Hahn laces every dramatic/comic beat with the zing and sting of truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
March 24, 2014
Six Feet Under scribe Jill Soloway offers a wry perspective on married life as Temple's stripper-with-a-heart is lobbed into this domestic yarn like a firecracker in an arms cache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chase Whale
February 19, 2014
Love, happiness, and finding peace take a little time. Afternoon Delight captures these feelings in the most sincere way possible.
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 5, 2014
Soloway has staked her claim on edgy urban female neuroticism; more importantly, she's advanced Hahn's career.
Richard Haridy
February 4, 2014
Soloway teases rather than fully develops several different fascinating ideas in Afternoon Delight and while the flick doesn't ultimately cohere into a wholly satisfying single entity it's still an incredibly compelling experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
November 14, 2013
There's a delicious discomfort in watching a funny person deliberately not being funny - think Jerry Lewis in "King of Comedy" - that gives "Afternoon Delight" an agreeably tart flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 21, 2013
Afternoon Delight is the pitch-perfect morning, afternoon or evening viewing for any stay-at-home-mum who gets the 'grass is always greener' speech from her working sisters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
October 3, 2013
this is a role-swap dramedy, wherein two very different walks of life are brought under the same roof in a social experiment that sees generations gel, classes clash, and sexualities merge... too coarse and cruel to be dismissed as frothy romcom.
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 16, 2013
We've heard the protagonist's gripes before. But actress Kathryn Hahn is so enthralling and right that Rachel's poor little rich girl suffering feels harsh and real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
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