Afternoon Delight

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The Sundance Award-winning comedy Afternoon Delight tells the darkly funny tale of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes inexplicably obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna. It’s nine a.m. You’ve just dropped your kid off at school. Pick-up is at four. No one knows where you are, and no one needs you. So what now? Rachel (Kathryn Hahn, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy) is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles’s bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right: chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child and hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna (Juno Temple, Killer Joe), something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopts her as a live-in nanny, much to the shock and dismay of her family. This bold move eventually unleashes unimagined and colorfully chaotic waves of change into Rachel’s life, marriage and community. The debut feature from writer/director Jill Soloway (a producer on HBO’s Six Feet Under), Afternoon Delight also stars Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch and Michaela Watkins. (Dir. by Jill Soloway, 2013, USA, 95 mins., Rated R, Film Arcade) Digital