Afternoon Delight
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

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"The story doesn't hold together, but Hahn and Temple are terrific."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"It's refreshing to hear dialogue that's natural and modern and doesn't try to pontificate. And the rewards are many."
‑ Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
"As Rachel enters her late-30s wilderness, Hahn only gets better."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, PopMatters
"[Soloway] delves fearlessly into raw, intimate and uncomfortable areas that more conventional comedies would avoid like the plague."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"The cast is uniformly excellent, but special mention is due to Jane Lynch as a narcissistic therapist with distracting glasses."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Guardian
"The results are a little life lesson-y but well-observed."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
""Afternoon Delight" puts the typical suburban mother's lifestyle under an uncomfortably honest microscope, then documents the sporadically funny and occasionally sad results."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Washington Post
"Kathryn Hahn is outstanding as the unraveling Rachel ... capable of significantly more depth than she's had the chance to display in her regular goofball comedy roles."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"Tension dissolves towards the end but Jane Lynch's turn (as Rachel's pompous, self-referential shrink) never gets old."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Occupies much the same space as the films of director Nicole Holofcener and does so pretty well."
‑ Cormac O'Brien, Little White Lies
"The entire film is good but the revelation here is Hahn, reliably one of the funniest women in Hollywood, now suddenly given a rich, complex and even sexy role."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Funny and trenchant, it isn't a shapely farce. It's a comedy of confusion that dares to be unlikable -- and somehow, that makes it more lovable."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"Relaxed, intuitive performances from the top-notch ensemble cast pay dividends, with Hahn commandingly stressy in the central role, and Michaela Watkins impressively abrasive as neighbourhood organiser-in-chief."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"There are some very dark corners in this cheeky comedy, which explores relationships and sexuality in unusually realistic ways."
‑ Rich Cline,
"An enjoyable romantic drama with refreshingly interesting female characters and a duo of impressive performances from Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
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