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Nate & Margaret (2012)

Nate and Margaret (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 June 2012 (USA)
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Nate is nineteen. Margaret is fifty-two. Their odd, quirky, totally working friendship gets rattled when Nate gets his first boyfriend, who drives him away from Margaret as she tries to pursue a life as a stand-up comedian.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie West ... Margaret
Tyler Ross ... Nate
Conor McCahill ... James
Gaby Hoffmann ... Darla
Charles Solomon Jr. ... Gregory Maddock
Cliff Chamberlain ... Jeffrey Tomlinson
Danny Rhodes Danny Rhodes ... Matthew
Allison Latta ... Rebecca
Sadieh Rifai ... Danielle
Shawn Ryan ... Joey
John Ainsworth ... Officer Martin
Angela LaRocca ... Mary
Kathryn Cord ... Emmi (as Kathryn Hribar)
Brian Levin Brian Levin ... Brian
Kristen Toomey Kristen Toomey ... Stand-up Comedian


Nate, a 19 year old film student, and Margaret, a 52 year old spinster, are best friends in an odd, quirky, totally working kind of way... until Nate's audacious classmate Darla sets him up on a date with James. Nate's new life shakes apart his friendship with Margaret, just as she is trying to start a career as a stand-up comedian. Written by Anonymous

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When your best friend is your only friend.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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One of the worst.....
28 May 2014 | by Hovis100See all my reviews

Nate and Margaret

My sister and I watched "Nate and Margaret" after reading several positive reviews. Reviewers generally regarded the movie as a quirky, sweet friendship film.

WARNING: We found "Nate and Margaret" to be one of the worst, most self-indulgent movies we have ever seen. After watching one-third of it we wanted to stop but were compelled to see how much worse it could get, and it did. It had no charm, poor acting and the Margaret character was extremely unsympathetic and irritating. The relationship made no sense -- why were they 'best friends'? What was Nate's fascination with dour Margaret? Her attempts at humor (comedian?) were excruciatingly embarrassing. Why did the heckling turn into laughter when her routine hadn't improved? Why did the manager want to promote such a losing act? Why was he attracted to her?

Did we mention how bad the acting is?

Nate's first gay love, James, is extremely unattractive. Although we are positive to the gay agenda, there was an over attempt at "political correctness", inserting gay characters (such as lesbian neighbors awaiting a baby) unnecessarily.

Did we mention how bad the acting is?

All of the characters were trite, stereotypical unauthentic and superficial.

Did we mention how bad the acting is?

This movie had no charm or love in it. Nothing interesting happened in the entire film. We cannot understand any of the positive reviews. The movie is a complete waste of time. In fact, you may be wondering why we are wasting our time writing this review. We are too! If it hadn't been so bad we wouldn't be.

Did we mention how bad the acting is?

Summary: "Nate and Margaret" was irritating and annoying. Rating: 0.0

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