Movie Reviews: Afternoon Delight (2013)

I don’t know where to start with this movie. It is a disappointing movie that isn’t worth your time. There are elements of this movie that are fine. The acting is fine. Some awkward scenes show the main character’s state of despair. My issue with this movie is how it all ends.

The movie is about a bored housewife who is unhappy with her life. The film does a fine job showing the audience how trapped she is. To cure her boredom, she takes a sex worker off the street to live in her house. This seemingly altruistic act is muddied with sexual desire and boredom. There are moments where the movie suggests the desire for a sexual relationship with the prostitute, but nothing comes of it. The whole situation was merely a hobby to fill her otherwise meaningless life.

What I hate is that the source of her unhappiness is that her life is too nice. She begins to act recklessly because she wants real-life experiences. When life gets too real, she freaks out and it’s like nothing ever happened. You have all this build-up and then nothing. There is no hero’s journey. There is no character growth. The movie just ends.

I don’t recommend this movie. It’s not worth your time.

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