Some Velvet Morning
Some Velvet Morning (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 23, 2014
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Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

With Some Velvet Morning, LaBute returns to the provocative style that made his name.

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Ella Taylor

I came away from this malevolent exercise with the sense that these two add up to little more than the sum of their awfulness.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Some might view the end as a cruel prank at the expense of moviegoers while others might consider it a cop-out, but perhaps the point of it all is that we should not rush to judgment when it comes to Mr. LaBute's theater of cruelty.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

Some Velvet Morning is at best a missed opportunity and mercifully, a short one.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Well worth watching and arguing over.

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Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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