Title: Juliet, Naked
Directed by: Jesse Peretz
Written by: Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, and Tamara Jenkins
Based on the novel by: Nick Hornby
Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Annie, the curator of a small museum in the drab English seaside town where she was born, is beginning to realize that her life has been stuck in low gear. Her partner of 15 years, Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), aspires to be the world’s foremost expert on reclusive American singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) and spends all his free time maintaining a website dedicated to the mostly forgotten rocker. Crowe quit the business at the height of his fame and now, pushing 50, is living in his ex-girlfriend’s garage in New York and trying to make up for past parental failures by dedicating his life to raising his young son.
But when Duncan receives the long-lost demo version of Crowe’s revered album, Juliet, it sets off a chain reaction that will change all of their lives. Duncan hails the album as a masterpiece on his Crowe-themed website, while Annie, frustrated by his obsession with the washed-up musician, posts her own scathing review, sparking a make-or-break fight between the couple. She is startled when Crowe unexpectedly reaches out to her to agree with her assessment and the two strike up a clandestine online correspondence. As their friendship begins to cross over into romance, Crowe comes to London for a visit and the stage is set for an epically messy love triangle that inspires Annie to take the chance of a lifetime.
Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes
Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No
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Memoriam: In memory of Paul Matthews
Special thanks to Gabe for this submission