In Jill Soloway’s latest film that she’s written and directed, Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) takes on housewife boredom. Struggling to spice up her [sex]life and marriage, Rachel’s life is turned upside down when she takes in a stripper / hooker played by Juno Temple.
The indie dramedy debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to positive responses from critics and audiences. The film also stars Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Jane Lynch, Jessica St. Clair, Michaela Watkins and Josh Stamberg.
Afternoon Delight will receive a limited release on August 23rd.
A dissatisfied wife and mother strives to find greater meaning in her life – with outrageous results – in this offbeat, contemporary comedy. Thirtysomething Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) seemingly has everything a young woman could want: a handsome, devoted, successful husband; beautiful children; considerable wealth; and a chic home in Los Angeles’s exclusive Silver Lake neighborhood. Inside, however, she’s drowning in dissatisfaction. In a desperate bid for a sense of purpose, Rachel visits a local strip joint and begins to fixate on the idea of “saving” McKenna (Juno Temple), a stripper at the club whom she promptly hires as a live-in nanny for her children. It’s a rash decision, and one that sends not merely ripples but shockwaves throughout the surrounding community, as Rachel tries to draw on the situation to attain a clearer and sharper sense of her own identity. First-timer Jill Holoway directs from her original script.
Source: First Showing