Nate & Margaret NR CC

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Nate, a film student, and Margaret, a 52 year old spinster, are best friends in an odd, quirky, kind of way... until Nate's classmate Darla sets him up on a date with James.

Starring:
Natalie West, Tyler Ross
Runtime:
1 hour 20 minutes

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Nate & Margaret

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Nathan Adloff
Starring Natalie West, Tyler Ross
Supporting actors Conor McCahill, Gaby Hoffmann, Charles Solomon Jr., Cliff Chamberlain, Danny Rhodes, Allison Latta, Sadieh Rifai, Shawn Ryan, John Ainsworth, Angela LaRocca, Kathryn Cord, Brian Levin, Kristen Toomey, Scott Miller, Michael Kutza, Michael Emery, Holly Martin Baker, Billy Baker
Studio Gravitas Ventures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-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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It was well written and beautifully acted.
K. Erwin
Nate & Margaret is that rare combination of writing with intelligence, acting with depth, and direction with a storyteller's sensibility.
R. Clark
A quirky but cute movie about the friendship between an older straight woman and a young gay man.
Eric W. Hutcheson

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Clark on October 20, 2012
Format: DVD
Nate & Margaret is that rare combination of writing with intelligence, acting with depth, and direction with a storyteller's sensibility.

In these days of billion dollar blockbusters with interchangeable 'big name' stars, storylines driven by special effects, and direction as excessive as the decibel level of the soundtrack, it is refreshing to find a 'little' film that has chosen the path less traveled.

Veteran actress Natalie West gives us a quirky, cranky and ultimately irresistible Margaret, an eccentric 52 year old pursuing her dream of becoming a stand up comic. Tyler Ross plays Margaret's unlikely best friend, Nate, a 19 year old film student. Ross' performance bubbling with boyish charm and enthusiasm provides the perfect counterbalance to West's world weary curmudgeon. The supporting cast of characters are all well drawn and completely relatable. We know these people; we love these people; we are these people.

Nathan Adloff handles his big screen directorial debut (he also wrote and produced the film) with a combination of wit and tenderness that elevates what could have been a cute coming of age story to really fine filmmaking that makes me anxious to see what he has up his sleeve for his sophomore outing.

No, Nate & Margaret won't send you into sensory overload, but it will steal your heart.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Erwin on July 12, 2012
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Loved this movie!

It was well written and beautifully acted. Nate and Margaret are both quirky and, when the film starts, the only ones there for each other. They both have a period of growth and new experiences and have to see where they fit with each when the dust has settled.

After watching the trailer I was pretty sure I'd like it, and my boyfriend and I both really enjoyed it. It's fun, at times really painful, but only because they've gotten you to care about these two people so much.

Enjoy!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bob Lind on August 21, 2012
Format: DVD
Nate is a 19 year old film student, from a small town, now studying in Chicago. He befriended his apartment neighbor, Margaret, a 52 year old feisty spinster, who collects old coffee mugs and dreams of a new career as a stand-up comic. Their friendship is rewarding to both of them, even though other acquaintances think it a bit odd. Things start to change when Nate finds his first boyfriend, a party-boy named James, who turns out to be rather manipulative and self-absorbed. This drives a wedge into Nate and Margaret's friendship, who manage to go on with their separate lives, but miss the closeness they shared.

Others have remarked that this is like a modern-day, gay "Harold & Maude," and the comparison is somewhat approproate, although this film - while witty throughout - doesn't go for the easy laughs. It is more of a story about the value of friendship and trust, and how age really is not an important factor in such relationships. Natalie West (whom some may remember as Crystal on the "Roseanne" show) shines as Margaret, and Tyler Ross is cute and appropriately wide-eyed as young Nate. Well developed characters and story, though a bit predictable. Filmed on location in Chicago. An enjoyable film that is appropriate to screen for mixed (gay/straight) audiences and family members. Four stars out of five.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lee Armstrong HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 4, 2013
Format: DVD
"Nate & Margaret" is a solidly indy film; so one has to approach knowing that some of the Hollywood-style cinematic values will not be there. At the same time, this gives director/screenwriter Nathan Adloff latitude to cover the story and subject with more individuality. I rented this film because Tyler Ross is coming off his lead performance in [ASIN:B009VL2A4I The Wise Kids]] that won at least eight national festival awards. Like in that film, Tyler plays a young gay man. However, unlike the coming out scenario of Tim in that film, Nate is well aware of his sexuality, but has a hard time meeting someone he can click with coming from a small town to Chicago. Ross has boyish good looks, charm and a smile that could contribute to global warming. His bubbly turn as Nate is riveting. Near the end when he has his breakdown scene on his bicycle and falls into tears, we see a great depth of range in his talent.

Natalie West plays the crusty Margaret who has seen enough to be disillusioned by life, but still maintains a dream of being a successful standup comedienne. We see her waiting tables in a small coffee hangout that lets her perform brief sets. While I didn't find the standup particularly funny -- it's very cynical in tone, we are touched by Margaret's humanity and her sincere friendship with Nate. Connor McCahill has the rather thankless task of playing James, Nate's first boyfriend. After a titillating bit of public sex, James devolves into a possessive manipulative friend wanting Nate more as a trophy than for any sincere appreciation of him as a man. Thus, we don't like James; and McCahill does that spectacularly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Wasden on July 25, 2012
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Nate & Margaret is the story of a gay male college student and a 52 year old woman who are best friends, and it shows the experiences they go through while being friends from completely different worlds and age groups. I liked this sweet and at times funny and romantic movie, but the first half is much better than the second half. Too much drama happens later on in the film, and we begin to learn things about characters that we initially liked that make us not like them so much anymore. Tyler Ross is very cute as Nate, and he's a very good actor as well. Hopefully, he has a bright future ahead of him. Nate & Margaret isn't perfect, but it's worth seeing for the indie crowd.
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