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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Director Jill Soloway gets the most out of her actors, fleshing out their characters and letting us know what makes them tick. It's refreshing to hear dialogue that's natural and modern and doesn't try to pontificate. And the rewards are many. show more

  • 60
    New York Daily News

    Kathryn Hahn gives an outstanding performance in what is ultimately a not-very-amazing movie. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    It’s impossible to buy into the film’s plea to be taken seriously at the end, just as the upbeat finale feels false. show more

  • 65
    Laremy Legel

    Afternoon Delight will both depress and engage an audience, usually just depending on the minute of the movie you find yourself watching. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The results feel a little life lesson-y but also well-earned and well-observed, and Hahn takes advantage of a rare lead role to locate both the ugliness and beauty in her character. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It's an up-and-down movie, honest one minute and a fraud the next, but you stick with it mainly because of Hahn. show more

  • 50
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Things play out in predictable fashion, and we’re more than ready to bid farewell to these people and feel grateful they don’t live on our block. show more

  • 50

    This cannot end well—we know this—but the major turn Afternoon Delight takes is jarring and irreparable. show more

  • 38
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    There are some bright one-liners in the beginning, but the comedy/drama mix is an uneasy one, especially considering the shabby way the film treats McKenna, as a tart who’s just there to improve some yuppie sex lives. show more

  • 12
    Tomas Hachard Slant Magazine

    Jill Soloway's film is dishonest in the way it attempts to mask self-pity as enlightened self-criticism. show more

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