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Slight Delight: Soloway’s Debut an Overly Familiar Dessert

Television writer/producer Jill Soloway makes her directorial debut with Afternoon Delight, a sometimes successfully coordinated comedic vehicle that finally gives Kathryn Hahn a worthy leading role. Unfortunately, the rest of the film feels ill suited around Soloway’s leading lady, who seems either too strong and serious, or comedic leagues ahead of some of her supporting co-stars depending on the quickly fluctuating tone of the piece. While Soloway manages to reach some moments of clarity in the narrative where actual points are made, the entire venture, which is overall likeable, is neither satisfactory enough to reach any kind of memorable climax, nor a strongly individual entry in a current wave of crass female sex themed comedies.

Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is a bored and frustrated Silver Lake housewife, married to husband Jeff (Josh Radnor), a successful cell phone app creator who never has time for her. »

- Nicholas Bell

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