Nate & Margaret (2012)
Nate, a 19 year old film student, and Margaret, a 52 year old spinster, are best friends in an odd, quirky, totally working kind of way... until Nate's audacious classmate Darla sets him up on a date with James. Nate's new life shakes apart his friendship with Margaret, who goes off on her own to start a career as a stand-up comedian. -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Nate & Margaret
Blessed with natural performances and brisk pacing, this unusual little movie would like us to know just one thing: Passion is fine, but a pal is priceless.
Narrative conflicts are introduced and swatted away in favor of an amiable sentimentality, two nice people being nice to each other.
Director-cowriter Nathan Adloff displays real sensitivity toward the central characters, yet he hasn't crafted a story in which his observations might carry any weight.
A lovely surprise -- it's endearing rather than sticky-sweet; truly charming rather than forced; and is enriched by its two leading performances as well as several memorable supporting turns.
Filmmaker Nathan Adloff obviously sees the audience as capable enough of handling a story without hand-holding...
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