Based on the Nick Hornby (High Fidelity) novel, Juliet, Naked centers on Annie (Rose Byrne), a woman whose boyfriend Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) has had a long standing obsession with Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). The rocker drifted off some 25 year ago, and due to a simple twist of fate Annie befriends Tucker via a series of email exchanges.
Along with a great selection of music, most of which are performed by Hawke (including the Coner Oberst track “LAX), the movie also boasts a tranquil seaside location that’s absolutely eye catching. Click on the media bar to hear director Jesse Peretz (Our Idiot Brother) talk about creating the fictional town that serves as the backdrop of Juliet, Naked (the east Kent locales of Ramsgate and Broadstairs are prominently featured in the flick):
Juliet, Naked opens in theaters August 17.