Afternoon Delight: ‘The Cure For The Common Marriage’

Written & Directed by: Jill Soloway
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple & Josh Radnor


At the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Afternoon Delight won the award for best directing. Watch this trailer to find out why. The movie, perfectly titled as a bit of excitement for a stay-at-home mum stuck in an unexciting marriage, looks to be a promising little pocket of delight. These two minutes below are enough to whet our appetite, without giving too much, of an unlikely, yet intriguing relationship. Both Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple appear in the trailer to give fantastic performances in these exciting and interesting roles.


Afternoon Delight is the story of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna. Rachel 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, something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopt her as a live-in nanny. This bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into Rachel’s life, marriage and community.

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About Andrea Lestrange

I love to write about different types of film - from blockbusters, to indies, and documentaries. I enjoy exploring and discussing different themes and angles, with a light-hearted edge to keep things fun. I am based in London, and currently looking to pursue a career in the film industry.