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Juliet, Naked (2018)

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Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

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Jesse Peretz

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Evgenia Peretz (screenplay by), Jim Taylor (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Dowd ... Duncan Thomson
Rose Byrne ... Annie Platt
Kitty O'Beirne Kitty O'Beirne ... Co-Worker
Alex Clatworthy Alex Clatworthy ... Katie
Lily Brazier Lily Brazier ... Ros Platt
Ko Iwagami ... Chatmate Ko
Lily Newmark ... Carly
Denise Gough ... Gina
Phil Davis ... Mayor Terry Barton
Ethan Hawke ... Tucker Crowe
Azhy Robertson ... Jackson
Eleanor Matsuura ... Cat
Daniel Shaw Daniel Shaw ... Jim (Cat's Date)
Ayoola Smart Ayoola Smart ... Lizzie
Enzo Cilenti ... Barnesy
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Storyline

Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, JULIET, NAKED is a comic account of life's second chances.

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What if you met the man of your man's dreams? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juliet, Naked See more »

Filming Locations:

Broadstairs, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,886, 19 August 2018

Gross USA:

$3,444,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,508,260
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the book, one of Duncan's aspirations is to teach a course on the HBO series The Wire (2002). In the film, he has accomplished this goal. See more »

Goofs

While Duncan is playing Tucker Crowe's album for Carley and she's looking around the room, there's a poster on the wall for The Pit Club with Crowe's last show in 1993, but it lists Anberlin as headliner of the next show; however, Anberlin wasn't formed until 2002. Also listed on the poster are Drowning Pool (formed 1996), White Rabbits (members met in 2004), Mudvane (formed 1996) and Sick Puppies (formed 1997). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Duncan Thomson: Hello! Welcome to 'Can You Hear Me?', your source for all things Tucker Crowe. If you're here, you're probably already a fan of Tucker's music. But if you're merely 'Crowe-curious', or you clicked on the link by accident, allow me to introduce you to one of the most seminal, and yet unsung, figures of alternative rock.
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There is a scene in the closing credits where Duncan reviews Tucker Crowe's latest album. See more »

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References Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

20th Call of the Day
Written by Ryan Adams
Performed by Ethan Hawke, Nathan Larson, Dana Lyn, Bill Campbell and Matt Ray
Published by Barland Music (BMI) administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Sweet and honest, a delightful rom-com.
28 September 2018 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

Juliet, Naked is a rom-com with its head on straight. Neither over the top nor dark, it strikes the right tone of realism and romance despite the formulaic approach of boy meets girl, etc. Rose Byrne's protagonist, Annie, a smart and strong-willed anthropologist and curator at a small museum in a Brit seaside town, has a balanced profile of wit and realism. She's a lady not easily seduced by ancient rocker, Tucker (Ethan Hawke), who comes into her life via the Internet and her boyfriend, Duncan (Chris O'Dowd).

Typically for a romantic comedy, Annie is bored with professor/lover Duncan and finds his scholarly preoccupation with Tucker to be tedious. Until she meets Tucker, and the real romance of this comedy begins.

Director Jesse Peretz and his writers skillfully adapted the Nick Hornby novel to keep the tone light despite a heart attack and multiple progeny by different women having Tucker scramble for sanity when they all meet in the hospital. That is one of the film's fine moments of a lunatic family reunion. Contrasting the de-riled family, Annie turns out to be an anchor for Tucker, with whom she had already formed an Internet connection.

The nice thing about this budding romance is it's slow, not sex filled, and rooted in a skepticism on both sides that rings true in the face of a rom-com formula frequently demanding instant passion and commitment. Even Duncan, his scholarly interest in Tucker bordering on obsessive, comes off as in love with Annie, but not silly, just self-absorbed and oblivious to her needs.

Juliet, Naked is a fresh take on the rom-com, easy going and poignant, but infused with enough love to make the romance authentic and the comedy light enough to allow for genuine affection in the face of daunting family and professional intrusions.


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