MIFF TRAVELLING SHOWCASE - JULIET, NAKED (2018) [Feature]

USA (MIFF 2018 , Travelling Showcase)
Director: Jesse Peretz

Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke star in this charming screwball rom-com about love, fandom and literally facing the music, as adapted from Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel.

Never meet your heroes, the expression advises. No one ever warned Duncan about another scenario, however: when the musician you idolise – and even run a fan website about – hits it off with your girlfriend. That’s what happens when elusive cult rocker Tucker Crowe sends a rare recording of his last hit album to Duncan, only for his long-suffering partner Annie to listen to it, hate it, and post a negative review that Crowe surprisingly agrees with.

From its insightful take on pop culture obsession to its incisive look at not-quite-middle-age malaise, Juliet, Naked proves a quintessential Hornby-penned effort, brought to life by director Jesse Peretz (Our Idiot Brother, MIFF 2011) with winning performances from his three leads.

"A feel-good movie for the best of reasons – it leaves you completely happy you met the people in it." – Variety

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