Mom meets stripper in ‘Afternoon Delight’

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT

The latest female midlife-crisis comedy “Afternoon Delight” has a number of things going for it. The first is star Kathryn Hahn, who has been doing deft character work in so many movies and TV shows that you probably don’t remember where you’ve seen her. The second is writer-director Jill Soloway, a working mother who knows her turf and whose script skewers the absurdities of married upper-middle-class yuppiedom, LA division, down to its last bag of quinoa.

The third is the concept: That a suburban mom—Hahn’s character, Rachel—might go so far around the bend from frustration and boredom that she’d bring home a stripper as a combination best friend/nanny (Juno Temple). The results are a little life lesson-y but well-observed.

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