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Juliet, Naked (film) - Wikipedia
Can it be 17 years since Nick Hornby scored so gloriously on his debut with Fever Pitch, a book written with such youthful disregard for literary form? There were groans of disbelief in publishing circles that he was kicking off his career with a memoir about football. Men don't read, let alone football fans, was the field of play at the time, especially with a sensitive and elegantly crafted examination of male brittleness as a goal. Men get a tough time in Hornby's novels, and age seems to wither them further. Rob Fleming in his first novel High Fidelity is a comic and exuberant character whose obsession with music and lists conceals a fragile soul incapable of normal relationships. One of his favourite songs is "Tired of Being Alone". If there is redemption and feel-good in that novel, then Will Freeman in About a Boy embodies anguished fecklessness to a degree that creeps close to the A-side of weird.
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Juliet, Naked is a romantic comedy film directed by Jesse Peretz based on Nick Hornby 's novel of the same name. It centers on the story of Annie Rose Byrne , and her unlikely romance with singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe Ethan Hawke , who is also the subject of her boyfriend's Chris O'Dowd long-time music obsession. Annie Platt contemplates escaping her hometown of Sandcliff, England , her job as a curator in a local museum, and her unhappy relationship with Duncan, a college teacher obsessed with Tucker Crowe, an American musician last heard from in Annie and Duncan argue over its quality, and Annie writes a negative review on Duncan's fan site dedicated to Crowe. Crowe himself emails Annie, thanking her for her honesty, and they strike up a correspondence.
Annie's put fifteen years into safe, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she'd like her money back, please. It's time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, the north's answer to a question nobody asked. Is she really going to find real, proper, feel-it-deep-down-in-your-boots love on a damp and windy seafront? Or perhaps she should follow her heart and pursue Tucker, the reclusive American rock star, who keeps emailing her his smart advice.