Juliet, Naked 2018

Directed by Jesse Peretz World

Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd are perfectly cast in this romcom, based on Nick Hornby’s novel about an indie rock obsession that leads to romance.

Jul 31

Embassy Theatre

Aug 11

Embassy Theatre

USA In English
105 minutes CinemaScope/DCP
M
coarse language

Director

Producers

Judd Apatow
,
Barry Mendel
,
Albert Berger
,
Ron Yerxa
,
Jeffrey Soros

Screenplay

Tamara Jenkins
,
Jim Taylor
,
Phil Alden Robinson
,
Evgenia Peretz. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby

Photography

Remi Adefarasin

Editors

Sabine Hoffman
,
Robert Nassau

Production designer

Sarah Finlay

Music

Nathan Larson

With

Ethan Hawke (Tucker Crowe)
,
Rose Byrne (Annie)
,
Chris O’Dowd (Duncan)
,
Jimmy O. Yang (Elliot)

Festivals

Sundance 2018

Annie (Rose Byrne) has long tolerated her partner Duncan’s (Chris O’Dowd) obsession with the obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), but she’s reaching the end of her tether. Crowe had a following in the 1990s, but he disappeared after a mid-show breakdown, to become the subject of rumour and legend ever since – at least to those who care.

No one cares more than Duncan, who runs a fan forum for similar obsessives around the world. When a previously unknown demo of a Crowe album emerges after 25 years, Annie finally takes to Duncan’s forum with a withering review. Amongst the startled readers there’s one Tucker Crowe. Perfectly cast, Jesse Peretz’s film nails Hornby’s smart, pop culture obsessed, emotionally stunted characters.  Juliet, Naked is a witty, niftily constructed and sneakily romantic film – with a great soundtrack, of course.

“The Sundance audience was buzzing after the premiere of Juliet, Naked, not because it moves the boundary posts but because it’s everything a mainstream rom-com should be but no longer is – literate, unpredictable, full of bustling tangents.” — David Edelstein, Vulture

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