Juliet, Naked tells the story of Annie (Rose Byrne – X-Men: Apocalypse), the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.
I’ve never *got* Chris O’Dowd, and I don’t know what makes him a Hollywood draw (same with James Corden), and for this film, the premise is a case of two people unlikely to meet, who then do meet, and it all looks sickly sweet and predictable, so I’ll give this a miss.
It’s also a bloody stupid title, too. She’s certainly not naked, plus the fact there’s a comma in the title really screws with SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) when ranking with Google, and the very word ‘naked’ triggers whatever it is that makes Google’s Adsense adverts stop showing on the page!
Juliet, Naked is released in the UK on November 2nd.
Director: Jesse Peretz
Also stars: Megan Dodds, Jimmy O Yang, Lily Newmark, Azhy Robertson, Lily Brazier
Check out the trailer below:
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