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Afternoon Delight (2013)



Critic Consensus: Afternoon Delight's uncertain tone is entertainingly offset by smart dialogue and standout starring work from Kathryn Hahn.

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT is the story of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna. It's nine am. You've just dropped your kid off at school. Pick-up is at four. No one knows where you are, and no one needs you. So what now? Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles's bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right-chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child and hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna, something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopt her as a live-in nanny. This bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into Rachel's life, marriage and community. (c) FilmArcade

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Juno Temple
as McKenna
Jane Lynch
as Dr. Lenore
Suzy Nakamura
as Meredith
Link Ruiz
as Car Wash Attendant 1
César García
as Car Wash Attendant 2
Bryan Lugo
as Tow Truck Driver
Marshall Manesh
as Taxi Driver
as Bonnet the Dog
The Baroness
as Herself
Joanne Basile
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Inga Bespalovaite
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Julie Bolene
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Nicole Brock
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Antonia Crane
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Mariela Iv
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Lauren Kaplow
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Rie Katagiri
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Violet Lake
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Luz Pazos
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
Uzuiri Simms
as Woman of Sam's Hofbrau
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Critic Reviews for Afternoon Delight

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (28)

As a first film, Afternoon Delight is worth exploring -- perhaps mostly to see what film Soloway does next.

February 2, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

[Soloway] delves fearlessly into raw, intimate and uncomfortable areas that more conventional comedies would avoid like the plague.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Tension dissolves towards the end but Jane Lynch's turn (as Rachel's pompous, self-referential shrink) never gets old.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The cast is uniformly excellent, but special mention is due to Jane Lynch as a narcissistic therapist with distracting glasses.

March 27, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Occupies much the same space as the films of director Nicole Holofcener and does so pretty well.

March 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The story doesn't hold together, but Hahn and Temple are terrific.

September 12, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Afternoon Delight

Wasn't as good as I hoped, but still not bad movie. I actually thought it would hit the fan way worse than it did! Interesting idea for a movie dealing with a marriage gone stale and the fascination caused by a young striper met in a vain attempt to spice things up. Clearly moving her into the house was never going to end up well for anyone! I did like how it blurs a little who is actually at fault. Juno Temple is great, I am liking nearly everything I see her in. Maybe my expectations for this were a little higher based on that, but still worth a look.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Kathryn Hahn and June Temple's performances are the best reasons to watch this film. They shine here. They have a great on screen chemistry. It is great seeing Hahn play a leading role in a film. The film did surprise me. I thought it was well written and has some great dialog. I thought there was some solid supporting work by Jane Lynch, Jessica St. Clair, and Michaela Watkins. The weak link in my opinion was Josh Radnor. I didn't think he had a good chemistry with Hahn. I think another actor in that role would have done a better job. I keep thinking someone like Jason Bateman or Zach Braff would have done better. I still recommend this film, especially cause of June Temple and Kathryn Hahn's performances.

Sol C
Sol C

Super Reviewer

The cure for the common marriage. Good Film! Afternoon Delight plays a bit like a Judd Apatow flick, from a female perspective. This is a perfect example of a movie that is not done justice by its trailer. If you watch it you will expect a raunchy sex comedy. What this is a very personal and sometimes depressing movie about how a women goes to drastic measures to change her life. This is a true dark dramedy about what a woman will do when she feels trapped. Overall, this is the definition of the saying "be careful what you wish for." A real surprise that I really liked and recommend. Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna, a stripper she adopts as her live-in nanny.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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