Automotive Deals HPCC Amazon Fashion Learn more Discover it Lori Mckenna Fire TV Stick Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer angrybirds angrybirds angrybirds  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Segway miniPro

Nate & Margaret

NR CC
4.3 out of 5 stars (20) IMDb 6.2/10

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, 19 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

Buy Movie HD $19.99
By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Additional taxes may apply.

Product Details

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
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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.
1 Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
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!
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
Natalie West (well overdue for such an appealing role and best known as the quirky, likable "Crystal" on TV's "Roseanne") plays 52-year-old spinster "Margaret," a childless but mother-like figure, aspiring stand-up comic (but still with a day job), landlady, and, most importantly, unconventional best friend to 19-year-old male tenant "Nate" (the capable and fresh-faced Tyler Ross, who looks like Jimmy Fallon's illegitimate son). She couldn't care less about their age difference and that Nate likes guys (it's impossible not to love her character for that unconditional loving quality alone); she just cherishes their friendship. She doesn't even mind cleaning his (very) messy apartment when he's not home! Gaby Hoffmann ("Sleepless in Seattle," "You Can Count on Me") plays Nate's platonic female friend, "Darla," and, somewhat interestingly, Hoffmann still seems content playing supporting roles (she deserves more screen time by now) that aren't necessarily integral to the plot (for that matter, neither are a few politically incorrect jokes and drug-use scenes, composing the movie's few minor flaws, which should've been either edited out or replaced). Not surprisingly, new people come into each of their lives. Nate meets prospective new boyfriend "James" (Conor McCahill), and Margaret strikes up a minor love interest in her new manager, with the potential to foil Nate and Margaret's extra special relationship. As the viewer, this lightweight gem will have you on their side in no time, hoping to never see their very unique relationship end, and therein lies its strength, as an original, fresh, and charming cinematic escape.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews