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The summer of Ethan Hawke continues with Juliet, Naked.
Just three months after he played a morose preacher in First Reformed, Hawke is remind us of how much range he has by stepping back into his romantic-comedy leading man shoes. Hawke stars as an aging rock star who romances Rose Byrne, a woman who finds herself at a crossroads after spontaneously publishing a scathing music review.
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Based on Nick Hornby‘s book of the same name, Juliet, Naked looks like an absolutely delightful rom-com filled with talented, underrated actors. Rose Byrne plays Annie, a woman whose long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), a man obsessed with obscure rocker Tucker Crowe, has reached a stalemate. But soon her life is sent into upheaval when Crowe reaches out to her after she publishes a scathing review of his album.
Yeah, Juliet, Naked seems by the numbers, and yeah hating on rom-coms is cool but Jesse Peretz‘s movie looks utterly charming. It has the credibility of being based on a Nick Hornby book, the author behind beloved romantic-comedies like High Fidelity, Funny Girl, and About A Boy. But I’m mostly here for the revival of the rom-com this summer, which is seeing...
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