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Some Velvet Morning
Fred (Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS), SOME VELVET MORNING is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance. (c) Tribeca
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With Some Velvet Morning, LaBute returns to the provocative style that made his name."
‑ Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"I came away from this malevolent exercise with the sense that these two add up to little more than the sum of their awfulness."
‑ Ella Taylor, NPR
"Some Velvet Morning is at best a missed opportunity and mercifully, a short one."
‑ Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar
"It's a tantalising walk on the dark side and LaBute is the ultimate manipulator: I was enthralled, repulsed and intrigued, often feeling like a voyeur peering into a labyrinth of intimacies"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"One revelation leads to another, as well as the expected sexual confrontation, but then there's a moment of gentility, of grown-up understanding, and even, well, tenderness of a weird order. Desire, love? It's all transactional."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Though LaBute wrote this for the screen, I mistakenly decided that it must have originated onstage... because the oblique, heavily freighted dialogue seems too elegant and artful for a medium dominated by hacks."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"This smallest of films marks a welcome return to the world of interpersonal miniature for the writer-director. I hope he stays here a while."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The look of Some Velvet Morning remains clean and flat, the decor [is] mostly hotel-room neutral. The major visual idea is to have Eve's red dress and lipstick stand out against a monochromatic backdrop: effective in itself, but not enough."
‑ Jake Wilson, Sydney Morning Herald
"This cliché ridden film is a staggering disappointment: a morally offensive, done-on-the-cheap movie with a lifeless single location."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, At the Movies (Australia)
"...a massive disappointment..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A sad example of what sometimes happens when a writer of gripping stage plays controls his own independent movie to his own selfish, labored self-satisfaction."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Well worth watching and arguing over."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve waste their time and ours in a dreadful, boring two-hander about a man who leaves his wife for his much younger mistress."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"There is that horrible climax and then the ridiculous twist that makes you go, oh, this was an even bigger waste of time than I already thought it was."
‑ Judith Lucy, At the Movies (Australia)
"Fine acting aside, this is a story that should have remained untold."
‑ Matt Shiverdecker, Paste Magazine
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