Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1hr 38m
What the film world has been missing is a new, awkwardly-British mid-life crisis flick. But Juliet, Naked is no Bridget Jones rehash.
Based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, this is a highly original story of idol worship, love and relationships.
The film stars Rose Byrne as Annie, who is painfully aware of how lifeless her English seaside town life is becoming. Partly to blame for this is her boyfriend, Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), a media studies teacher, who she has completely lost to his obsession with the disappeared mid-90s rock star, Tucker Crowe.
No longer able to contain her eye-rolls, Annie leaves a snarky review online of the ‘Juliet, Naked’ album of the title, driving a wedge between her and Duncan. Little do they expect that this review brings Crowe out of hiding (as Ethan Hawke), who directly responds to Annie in an email. Duncan doesn’t believe a word of it, until Crowe turns up in their seaside town.
This certainly rocks the boat, as you can imagine!
Worth seeing for Byrne’s performance alone, here is a delightful film, to add to a list of successful Nick Hornby film adaptions.