Afternoon Delight

  • US
  • 102 minutes
  • 2012

This sparklingly raunchy mixture of comedy and drama follows the midlife crisis of thirtysomething mum Rachel (Kathryn Hahn). In an effort to spice up her bland sex life with her husband (Josh Radnor), she arranges a saucy evening at a Los Angeles strip club, only to develop an unhealthy fixation on young exotic dancer McKenna (Juno Temple). Desperate to escape the numbingly dull preschool parents in her neighbourhood, Rachel arranges an accidental coffee date with the blonde stripper and, in the first in a series of bad decisions, offers McKenna a gig as a live-in nanny. Soon Rachel is on a rebellious downward spiral.


Kathryn Hahn moves from long-time supporting character (Step Brothers, Parks & Recreation, Girls) to leading lady in a bold and quick-witted performance, supported by a cast of comic talents that include Jane Lynch and Bridesmaids alumni Jessica St Clair and Annie Mumolo. Writer-director Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara), makes her feature film debut with this smart burlesque about the frustrations and imperfections of a so-called perfect life.
Seattle International Film Festival

 ‘sly, hip, and rewarding comedy of manners’
Chicago Reader

‘a sprightly, biting portrait of modern bourgeois life that is consistently surprising and sexy’
Film Journal International

Winner, Best Director, Sundance Film Festival

Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor