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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Released: August 30, 2013

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Song Credits

"In The Yard"
Written by Phillip Moore and Elizabeth Tacular
Performed by Bowerbirds
Courtesy of Dead Oceans
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music


"Hot Potato"
Written by Frederick Saragolini, George Clomon & Keith Bogan
Published by Patriarch Recordings Inc. & Hood Famous Publishing
Admin by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Performed by Northern League
Courtesy of Patriarch Recordings


"Magic"
Written by Jordy Asher
Performed by Blonds
Courtesy of Gluck Music
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media


"Trick Me Out"
Performed by Marika May
Written by Nathan McQueen, Brian Grushkin and Candace Palmer
Courtesy of Humbled Music


"Hit It and Quit It"
Written by George Clinton Jr. and William Nelson
Published by Bridgeport Music (BMI)
Performed by Funkadelic
Courtesy of Westbound Records
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music


"I Wanna Know If It's Good To You"
Written by George Clinton, Jr., Clarence Haskins, William Nelson and Edward Hazel
Published by Bridgeport Music (BMI) / Southfield Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Funkadelic
Courtesy of Westbound Records
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music


"Biological Speculation"
Written by George Clinton Jr. and Ernest Harris
Published by Bridgeport Music (BMI)
Performed by Funkadelic
Courtesy of Westbound Records
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music


"You Ain't Alone"
Written by Zachary Cockrell, Heath Fogg, Brittany Howard, and Steve Johnson
Published by Alabama Shakes Publsihing (BMI)
Performed by Alabama Shakes
Courtesy of ATO Records LLC
By Arrangement with District Music


"Impregnable Question"
Performed by Dirty Projectors
Written by David Longstreth
Published by Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Domino Recording Company, Inc.


"Get What You Want"
Written by Jason Boesel, Alexander Greenwald, Elizabeth Berg, Stephen Michael Runion, and James Valentine
Published by Universal Music - MGB Songs on behalf of itself and VAlentine Valentine / BB Lindstrom Music / MONORAILMEMORYMUSIC Publishing / Michael Runion / My Puppy is Spinning Music
Administered By Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (c)
Performed by JJAMZ
Courtesy of Dangerbird Records
By Arrangement with Hidden Track Music


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Original music written and performed by Craig Wedren & Pink Ape feat. Lindsay Marcus and Isaac Carpenter

Movie Review: Afternoon Delight

by Sean Saulsbury
on March 3rd, 2014
[2 / 5] printable

Afternoon Delight is a comedy with a message about sex that falls embarrassingly short in its execution. The story follows a stay at home mom, Rachel (played by Kathryn Hahn) who becomes strangely fascinated by a young stripper and prostitute (Juno Temple). She befriends the girl and offers her a place to stay when her luck runs dry.

And thus begins a series of cringe worthy series of inappropriate, child-endangering behaviors that make you want to look away from the screen in embarrassment for the film makers. It's not all bad, though.

Issues of shame around sex are explored in an interesting way that may make you think – but are later undermined by a character breaking her promise or doing something so stupid as to crush the positive arguments the character is making and ruin their credibility.

The theme that sex is about unashamed connection between two individuals is dramatized in what the film calls "open-eyed orgasms" and as a dramatic device it almost works. Rachel struggles throughout the film to achieve this nirvana with her husband.

But far as the prostitute goes, this is no Pretty Woman. We root for her redemption and are ultimately disappointed. In the end, there is very little to root for and the film fails to concretize its own theme in a final scene that it so obviously it thinks it is illustrating. It's not. It's poor execution at the worst opportune time – the film's climax and ending.

Still, there are a few laughs here anyone who has dealt with shame when it comes to sex may experience some thought-provoking moments. But a good theme poorly executed is an anti-climax, which is not something a movie about sex should really strive for.



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