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Uncle Kent (2010)

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Joe Swanberg makes his first Sundance appearance with his most mature film, UNCLE KENT, an aching true-to-life modern comedy about aging, loneliness, desire, and the awkward intimacies of online friendship. The film follows forty-year-old Kent (Kent Osborne) who is an unmarried children's show writer living alone with his cat in Los Angeles. He spends his days sketching gag cartoons and bouncing ideas off his hyperactive friend, Kev (Kevin Bewersdorf), and his nights staving off loneliness in Internet chat rooms. When one of Kent's online acquaintances, environmental journalist Kate (Jennifer Prediger), crashes at his house for the weekend, he finds himself attracted to her coquettish manner and frank emotional openness but sexually frustrated by her fidelity to a distant boyfriend. -- (C) IFC Films

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Uncle Kent is much too intriguing to be discarded as merely twee, softcore hackwork.

November 7, 2013 | Full Review…

If you come in midway you'll think you stumbled upon some unedited webcam feed, but this is, I suppose, the new aesthetic of the avant-garde

February 1, 2011 | Rating: B-
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The prolific and daring independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg captures the loneliness of the long-term D.I.Y. artist in the age of social networking.

January 24, 2011

It's a portrait of stunted middle-aged maturity that comes off as a performance of self-gratification.

January 21, 2011 | Full Review…

"Hi, where have you been all my life?" may be learned behavior, but it always sounds good up close... [A] sense of life-just-happens and what-the-------just-happened, those instants just before cheeks flush and unwelcome memories etch.

March 17, 2015 | Full Review…

At 72 minutes, it's hardly a big ask.

April 29, 2012 | Full Review…

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