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Afternoon Delight

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1 h 37 min201418
Rachel is a stay-at-home mom in the creative class of Los Angeles' bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighbourhood. On the surface, everything appears just right. However when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage, she receives a private dance from McKenna and something inside her cracks. Rachel returns to the club, gets to know McKenna and subsequently adopts her as a live-in nanny.
Directors
Jill Soloway
Starring
Kathryn HahnJuno TempleJosh Radnor
Genres
ComedyEroticDrama
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None Available
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Jane Lynch
Producers
Jen ChaikenSebastian Dungan
Studio
House Distribution
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingsubstance use
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Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

128 global ratings

  1. 29% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 16% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 20% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 17% of reviews have 1 stars
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Silly The KidReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not as good as it could (and should) be.
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Starts with an interesting premise... married mother takes in stripper as houseguest... and rapidly goes downhill.

Too much endless scenes of middle-class thirty-somethings rambling on about nothing, and not enough exploration of its interesting central idea.

Also doesn't provide enough explanation for WHY this otherwise happy woman would take in a lap-dancer half her age. Is she attracted to her? Does she want to relive her youth? Maybe she's just crazy? The movie hints at all three, without committing to any of them.

The ultimate sin is the ending, which is not only as conventional as heck but seems to have been tagged on from another movie. You know, of the cheesy romcom variety.

Overall, despite satisfactory moments and a feisty performance from whoever plays the call girl lodger, Afternoon Delight wastes most of its considerable potential in tedious melodrama and largely skirting the issues at hand.

In other words: a 'delight' it ain't. 4/10
6 people found this helpful
TheonlyamkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Denigrating for men and women
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The story line is flimsy and unbelievable and the characters stereotypes that lack depth, but what's worse is how this film portrays the relationships between men and women. The main character purports that it's a proven fact that men have a greater sex drive, while the protagonist struggles to connect to her husband. I wanted to watch it as a bit of fun, but instead I'm disgusted at the possibility of this as a realistic representation of upper-class Los Angelelites.
5 people found this helpful
MarnieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great start but ultimately disappointing
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I loved this film at the beginning. It was really interesting and well acted and written, and showed a lot of promise. But there was so much unexplored potential, and a lot of unresolved questions at the end, and a predictable and unsatisfying ending.
I think if the central character had brought this woman into he home and was obviously either attracted to her or curious (because she was unsatisfied with her life) then why wasn't that side of the story resolved properly after things started to go pear-shaped? it was oddly unconvincing and also to me, unsatisfying at the end.
One person found this helpful
Book loverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Wasn't
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I love films with strong female characters. I presumed that was why it came up in my "you'll like this" list. But the characters are very unlikeable. I'm amazed it's written by a woman, not that anything written by a woman should have amazing, loveable characters but I expect to get something from a female writer. I got nothing from this. Couldn't even finish it.
One person found this helpful
uhurusurfaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 February 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Provokes self reflection
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The longest reviews written about this film point out why it is not that great. They go on about details that are not explored, portrayals about lives that somehow do not meet their idea of what a movie should be.... and it goes on.
In the end the movie actually provoked a lot of thought for those people that wrote those long reviews... and that is exactly what it did for me.
One person found this helpful
K. AndersonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Makes you feel like your secretly viewing a couples stopping point in their ...
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Little gem of a film. Nothing fancy, no bright lights and tinsel. Makes you feel like your secretly viewing a couples stopping point in their marriage, and a bizarre decision makes it all change, for thee better. Beautifully acted by Katherine as is alwaygs the case. Have yet to see a film or TV show where she's disappointed. Great understated story by the excellent Jill Soloway. Well worth £1.89
5 people found this helpful
cartoonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
almost delight
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Kathryn Hahn is great as the bored jewish mum , who has it all apart from time and sex with her husband . After a visit to a strip club which fails to spice up their lives she befriends/ attempts to change the stripper that she has met . Juno Temple is also great as the lost bad girl and there is much wit and exploration about roles prostitute/ mother ; ie good/ bad woman in society and I actually was really loving the film ; until the last 15 minutes when being an American film instead of a French film it all became a typical rom com and I felt insulted . Plus I never got the actor Josh Radnor as the husband , why she didn't just leave him I couldn't understand ?
6 people found this helpful
Zampa UlverhillReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Unexpected little gem
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Nice foray into a considered space of bored unfulfilled parental life - and not SWERFY. Some cliches around the portrayal of the sex worker but they also did bring in some salient political points and I do love a complicated representation of motherhood. And always like seeing Americans get actually off their heads on booze in films as its so rare.
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