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Uncle Kent (2010)

Uncle Kent (2010)




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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
Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Uncle Kent

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

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
Top Critic

"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

Uncle Kent is much too intriguing to be discarded as merely twee, softcore hackwork.

Full Review… | November 7, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

At 72 minutes, it's hardly a big ask.

Full Review… | April 29, 2012
Ultra Culture

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.

Full Review… | June 25, 2011

'He used to do tricks with his penis' isn't really character development.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011

Audience Reviews for Uncle Kent

Ok in all honestly wtf did I just watch. If they were trying to make a movie to make me feel as uncomfortable and weird as possible they did their job . I only give reviews of movies that suck btw

Joey Sparano
Joey Sparano

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.

Aaron Bartuska
Aaron Bartuska

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