Some Velvet Morning

2013

Some Velvet Morning

Critics Consensus

Some Velvet Morning marks writer-director Neil LaBute's welcome return to the mode of challenging chamber piece, but this misanthropic two-hander is too slight to produce the same bite as the filmmakers' best works.

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Fred (Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS), SOME VELVET MORNING is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance. (c) Tribeca

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Critic Reviews for Some Velvet Morning

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  • The look of Some Velvet Morning remains clean and flat, the decor [is] mostly hotel-room neutral. The major visual idea is to have Eve's red dress and lipstick stand out against a monochromatic backdrop: effective in itself, but not enough.

    August 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • With Some Velvet Morning, LaBute returns to the provocative style that made his name.

    December 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Though LaBute wrote this for the screen, I mistakenly decided that it must have originated onstage... because the oblique, heavily freighted dialogue seems too elegant and artful for a medium dominated by hacks.

    December 19, 2013 | Full Review…
  • A sad example of what sometimes happens when a writer of gripping stage plays controls his own independent movie to his own selfish, labored self-satisfaction.

    December 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • I came away from this malevolent exercise with the sense that these two add up to little more than the sum of their awfulness.

    December 17, 2013 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

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  • This smallest of films marks a welcome return to the world of interpersonal miniature for the writer-director. I hope he stays here a while.

    December 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 23, 2017
    Drags on and on. Not sure if I was relieved or annoyed about the true ending.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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