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Review: Sundance Best Director Winner 'Afternoon Delight' Starring Kathryn Hahn & Juno Temple

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 29, 2013 7:02 PM
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Afternoon Delight, Kathryn Hahn
The premise of “Afternoon Delight,” admittedly, does not sound terribly appealing: to spice up their sex life, a Silverlake couple goes for a night out at a gentleman’s club and subsequently take in a stripper in need of help. From that logline alone you can glean that their relatively buttoned-up sex lives will get a jolt of temporary excitement, the threat of infidelity will loom larger in their house and this will undoubtedly turn out to be a very big mistake for all of them. Unfortunately for those who dismissed the film because of its broad premise, “Afternoon Delight” turned out to be one of the unexpected highlights of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is a thirty-something wife and mother who seemingly has it all but can’t help but feel vaguely dissatisfied with her life. Her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor) works as an app developer and has provided his family with a very nice home in one of L.A.’s hippest neighborhoods. But since the arrival of their child a few years back, their sex life has begun to suffer.

Interview: 'Afternoon Delight' Star Kathryn Hahn Talks Motherhood, Unhinged Silver Lake Book Clubs & Peter Bogdanovich's 'Squirrel To The Nuts'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 27, 2013 3:29 PM
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Afternoon Delight
Even though her scenes in “Step Brothers,” “Anchorman,” and most recently “We're The Millers” rank among those films' finest and funniest moments, actress Kathryn Hahn had, until recently, never landed a proper starring vehicle to showcase her considerable chops. The occasion took another talented presence looking to branch out — “Six Feet Under” writer/producer Jill Soloway with her feature directorial debut, “Afternoon Delight” — to see Hahn not just in a comedic lead role, but one that presents her stunning dramatic range as well.

Exclusive: New Photos From 'Afternoon Delight' Starring Juno Temple & Kathryn Hahn; Plus Watch A New Clip From The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 26, 2013 2:03 PM
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Afternoon Delight
Heading into the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, "Afternoon Delight" wasn't beeping on our radar, but perhaps it should have. The film marks the feature directorial debut of Jill Soloway, a writer and producer behind hit shows "The United States Of Tara" and "Six Feet Under." Even more, she rounded up an excellent trio of leads in Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple and Josh Radnor. So it's hardly a wonder that not only was the film a success, but an award winner too, earning Soloway a Best Directing trophy in Park City. And now the film is headed to theaters, and as we told you a few weeks back, it's one of the highlights this August.

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Kathryn Hahn To Star In Showtime Comedy Pilot 'Trending Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 6:05 PM
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Well, if you're making a comedy you want us to see sight unseen, this is a pretty good way to do it. Line up an acclaimed actor, usually known for his dramatic work, but who has hidden comic chops and pair him with an underrated but consistently strong and hilarious actress and you'll have our curiosity. When those people are Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn, well sir, you have our attention.

Watch: 3 Clips From 'Afternoon Delight' Starring Kathryn Hahn & Juno Temple Plus New Pics

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 19, 2013 11:23 AM
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Afternoon Delight, Kathryn Hahn
Jill Soloway may be marking her feature length directorial debut with “Afternoon Delight” but there’s a good chance that she’s been involved with something you’ve enjoyed over the years. As a writer she’s worked on such projects as “United States of Tara,” “Six Feet Under,“ and even a couple of episodes of “The Oblongs”! After getting a few short films under her belt, Jill Soloway turned her sights to writing and directing a feature length dramedy about the difficulties of marriage and prostitutes. It’s a tale as old as time. Journey below to check out the first three clips from the film which features Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch and Jessica St. Clair. Here's the official synopsis:

Watch: Strippers & Sex In Trailer For Sundance Winner 'Afternoon Delight' Starring Juno Temple & Kathryn Hahn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 1:06 PM
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Afternoon Delight
Okay, while the idea of a couple in crisis turning to hitting strip clubs to get some heat back in their relationship sounds like advice given a decade ago in Cosmo, it serves as the backdrop for "Afternoon Delight" and you know what? It works, and the first trailer is here to show you some skin and give a tease of what you'll be getting later this year.

Tina Fey Joins Jason Bateman In Dramedy 'This Is Where I Leave You'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 1, 2013 11:22 AM
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Tina Fey has certainly been keeping herself busy now that “30 Rock” is officially over. She stars in the upcoming rom-com “Admission” with Paul Rudd, her first starring role since 2010’s “Date Night,” and she’s currently filming “Muppets...Again!” sequel alongside Ricky Gervais. And now, she’s entering negotiations to join Jason Bateman in the comedy/drama “This Is Where I Leave You,” an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Johnathan Tropper, who wrote the script himself.

Jennifer Aniston, Eugene Levy & Kathryn Hahn Join Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way' With Owen Wilson

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 10, 2013 10:20 AM
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Poor Peter Bogdanovich. When was the last time the well-respected filmmaker made a narrative feature that remotely moved the needle (let's not include the good doc, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream")? "Cat's Meow" in 2001, which wasn't very good? And before that, "Mask" in 1985? The well-liked filmmaker, actor and cinephile has had a pretty rough go of it in Hollywood (an unimpeachable beginning, a quick fall from grace), but perhaps his upcoming picture will be a late-era comeback?

Sundance Review: Stripper Comedy 'Afternoon Delight' Plays Rough But Will Leave You With A Smile On Your Face

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 24, 2013 5:43 PM
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The premise of “Afternoon Delight,” admittedly, does not sound terribly appealing: to spice up their sex life, a Silverlake couple goes for a night out at a gentleman’s club and subsequently take in a stripper in need of help. From that logline alone you can glean that their relatively buttoned-up sex lives will get a jolt of temporary excitement, the threat of infidelity will loom larger in their house and this will undoubtedly turn out to be a very big mistake for all of them. Unfortunately for those who may have skipped out on the film because of its broad premise, “Afternoon Delight” is one of the unexpected highlights of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

New Pics Of Sam Rockwell In 'The Way, Way Back,' Juno Temple & Kathryn Hahn 'Afternoon Delight' & Lake Bell In 'In A World...'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 4:46 PM
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Even though they have an Oscar under their belt for Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash will be at Park City next month as newbie directors, with their feature debut "The Way, Way Back" ready to unpsool. We got our first look at the movie in August, but now another new snap has arrived of Sam Rockwell, who stars in the flick alongside a pretty solid cast including Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb, Allison Janney, Rob Corddry and more. Here's the synopsis: Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, comes into his own over the course of a comedic summer when he forms unlikely friendships with the gregarious manager of a rundown water park and the misfits who work there.

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