Juliet, Naked strips romance down to nagging self-doubt
Movie review: Juliet, Naked
Director Jesse Peretz brings alt-rock authenticity to Nick Hornby’s story of a singer-songwriter who fell off the map, only to be rediscovered by the long-suffering partner of an obsessive fan. Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd offer pure performance, but it’s Rose Byrne’s quiet navigation of personal desire that redeems the ego-fest.
Oh Mother! It’s The Meddler!
Movie Review: The Meddler
Susan Sarandon's performance as a mother looking to insert herself in her daughter's life defies a sit-com styled script to find the mushy heart of motherhood