Afternoon Delight 2013 R CC

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In this sexy, dark comedy, a Silver Lake mom puts her idyllic life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.

Starring:
Kathryn Hahn, Link Ruiz
Runtime:
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Jill Soloway
Starring Kathryn Hahn, Link Ruiz
Supporting actors Cesar Garcia, Jane Lynch, Michaela Watkins, Jessica St. Clair, Sawyer Ever, Josh Radnor, Makenna Cotton, Keegan-Michael Key, Javier Calderon, Juno Temple, Suzy Nakamura, Ozioma Akagha, Bryan Lugo, Eugene Cordero, Annie Mumolo, Josh Stamberg, Noah Harpster, Alesana Mauga
Studio Cinedigm
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Richard Bellush, Jr. on February 22, 2014
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The trailers represent this as a kind of light-hearted romantic comedy, but it isn't. As so often in Juno Temple movies, the script doesn't fit a neat category. Some spoilers follow.

Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is a well-to-do suburban mother with a committed upright husband (hardly perfect, but who is?), a bright and healthy pre-school son, and a beautiful house in a nice neighborhood. She is acutely aware intellectually that her problems are First World ones. This intellectual awareness of her advantages doesn't prevent her from being unhappy anyway. "Is that all there is?" (to steal a line from Peggy Lee) is the gist of it. Despite the trailer's strong implication that Rachel's husband Jeff (Josh Radnor) is the one who is disinterested, it is Rachel who has deflected sex for the past six months; she would like to feel amorous, she tells her therapist (Jane Lynch), but she doesn't have any enthusiasm for it.

On the advice of her girlfriends, Rachel takes her husband to a strip club, where he buys her a private lap dance from a free-spirited dancer/hooker named McKenna (Juno Temple). Later, Rachel encounters McKenna outside the club at a coffee vendor. Unlike Rachel, McKenna seems quite happy with her life. When McKenna needs a new place to stay, Rachel invites her into her home as a nanny despite the reservations of Jeff; she claims she wants to help McKenna, even though Rachel is the one who is discontent. McKenna still services her favorite tricks on the side. Rachel accompanies McKenna on one occasion when she visits an older client (if not outright ugly, certainly unattractive) who likes it when someone watches - creepy as this sounds, in context the fellow is surprisingly gentlemanly about the whole thing. Rachel is very disturbed by the experience.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By nocutename on March 21, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed "Afternoon Delight." It is NOT a comedy . . . I live in SoCal and know the types of people portrayed in the film. The message I got was that it's easy to take a good life and the people in it for granted. The actors were excellent. Well done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amelia Gremelspacher TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 23, 2014
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"I use it for networking, I am a sex worker.", March 23, 2014

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While this movie is the story of Rachel taking in a stripper, I think the true theme lies in how we identify ourselves. Can a woman be a stripper, a prostitute, in isolation from the rest of her life? McKenna points out doctors and lawyer see their clients all the time. Rachel is intrigued and inevitably wonders if her status of housewife defines her in all of her facets. There is a lot of wry, dark humor in this film, and I enjoyed "everyday people's" struggle to deal with the exotic in their midst. But I am more intrigued how perception can become internalized.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G.R.K. on February 23, 2014
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This doesn't get the greatest reviews here or on Rotten Tomatoes, but I liked it. I thought it had that "indie feel" to it. Kathryn Hahn is a talented actress and she gets across that Rachel is a bored housewife, disenchanted with the dream of being a wife and a mom. She seems a stranger in a strange land. The message of "you don't know what you got till it's gone" comes through loud and clear, without having it spoon fed to you. My one complaint is that the movie suffers from some bad editing as some scenes seem a bit long and their length doesn't add to the movie. It's worth it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Oleson TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 8, 2014
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I'm not quite sure where I picked up on this movie, perhaps because it was on Quentin Tarantino's list of top movies of 2013. In any case, the film stars Kathryn Hahn who usually plays second banana roles in comedies. Here she gets the lead as Rachel, the wife of Jeff (Josh Radnor) who's one of those guys who develops cell phone apps. They have one child and live in a yuppie (is that still a word?) neighborhood of L. A. Rachel is bored. She's bored with her life, her marriage, her sex life, her friends and regularly sees a shrink played by Jane Lynch.

Rachel's best friend Stephanie (Jessica St. Clair) talks Rachel and Jeff into going with them to a strip club. Stephanie says that it does wonders for her relationship with husband Bo (Keegan-Michael Key). Once there, Rachel gets a lap dance from a young dancer named McKenna (Juno Temple). Something clicks and Rachel keeps thinking about the young woman. Director and writer Jill Soloway does a good job keeping us uncertain as to what Rachel's motives are when she looks up McKenna later. Rachel subsequently invites McKenna to move in for a couple days after her car is impounded.

Husband Jeff is befuddled as well, especially after Rachel offer her a McKenna a job as a sitter for their young son. He goes with it. But, does he have a hidden agenda? There are problems with the married couple's relationship but is McKenna somehow the answer? While this film does have some edging humor going for it, make no mistake this is a consequential marital drama. And frankly, you'll never think of Kathryn Hahn as just a funny girl from now on. Juno Temple, not new to these sexy young woman roles, is exceptional here. The story line tends to wander a bit here and there, but overall this is a very good film.
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