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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 ... 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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From the author of About a Boy and High Fidelity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,444,895, 25 October 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In Duncan's final video (during the credits), there is a copy of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest behind him. First, that novel inspires a number of fans who are as obsessed with Foster Wallace as Duncan is with Tucker Crowe. Second, those obsessed fans are often youngish to middle-aged men, much like Duncan. See more »

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[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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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits where Duncan reviews Tucker Crowe's latest album. See more »


Soundtracks

Waterloo Sunset
Written by Ray Davies (as Raymond Douglas Davies)
Performed by Ethan Hawke, Nathan Larson, Rasmus Svensson and Gerda Holmquist
Published by ABKCO Music Inc. and Unichappell Music Inc. on behalf of Davray Music Ltd.
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Clever and Funny
29 July 2018 | by BNesterSee all my reviews

Duncan is a lecturer in a 3rd-rate college in a forgotten English sea-side town. He also runs the fan-club of a once-popular American singer-songwriter called Tucker Crowe, who disappeared 20-years ago after releasing an album called "Juliet". One day a cd arrives of early versions and outtakes of the songs on "Juliet", called "Juliet, Naked". Duncan's long-suffering girlfriend, Annie, writes a critical review of the disc on Duncan's blog, eliciting a talkback from Tucker Crowe himself. Their email relationship will grow into something more serious.

Based on Nick Hornby's amusing book of the same name, the film is deliciously funny and full of clever twists. It pokes gentle fun at all the characters, who seem a little ridiculous but still ring true. The acting is superb, especially Rose Byrne, who plays Annie: middle-class, nearing middle-age, childless, attractive in a pinched, worried way, trying to do the right thing instead of letting herself go.

You'll be grinning all through this delight, as Crowe tries to live down his past while Annie tries to break away from hers.

Incidentally, Ethan Hawke, who plays Crowe, (yes, a Hawke pretending to be a Crowe: talk about a wolf in sheep's clothing!) also sings the vocals in what are supposed to be Crowe's songs, which play in the background.


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