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 Films

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  • 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.

    Jan 24, 2011 | Full Review…
  • "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.

    Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Uncle Kent is much too intriguing to be discarded as merely twee, softcore hackwork.

    Nov 7, 2013 | Full Review…
  • At 72 minutes, it's hardly a big ask.

    Apr 29, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Swanberg seems to be making films that can be mistaken for reality TV shows, except his characters are the type that would never be considered for such programming because they are a bit too uncolorful, almost but not quite milquetoast-y.

    Jun 25, 2011 | Full Review…
  • 'He used to do tricks with his penis' isn't really character development.

    Apr 28, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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