‘Juliet, Naked’ is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.
Annie (Rose Byrne) keeps her feelings about Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) to herself until a package arrives with a never-before-heard version of what Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) considers Crowe’s heartbreaking masterpiece, ‘Juliet’. Called ‘Juliet, Naked’, it features the same songs, only slower and without orchestrations. Duncan is in heaven. Annie thinks it’s terrible and says so on Duncan’s website. One person thinks Annie called it right and sends her a private message: Tucker Crowe.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, ‘Juliet, Naked’ is a comic account of life's second chances. Like ‘High Fidelity’, ‘Juliet, Naked’ lives in one of Hornby’s sweet spots. Few writers are as adept at conveying the ways music works in the lives of real people - casual listeners, devoted fans and crazed devotees obsessed with minutiae, Top 5 lists and frighteningly deep analysis.