Awards


Press

" NO PAY, NUDITY, IS A TENDERLY OBSERVED, BITTERSWEET COMEDY FEATURING A BEAUTIFULLY ROOTED GABRIEL BYRNE."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES


"WINNINGLY BITTERSWEET. BYRNE'S PERFORMANCE IS A MASTERFUL SYMPHONY OF ILLUMINATING OFF-KEY CHORDS... FASCINATING"
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


" NO PAY, NUDITY HAS A QUALITY THAT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY RARE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM: IT IS PROFOUNDLY HUMAN. THERE'S NOT A BAD ACTING MOMENT IN IT, AND THE SCALE OF DIRECTOR LEE WILKOF AND WRITER ETHAN SANDLER'S FILM IS MODEST BUT POSSESSED OF A SOPHISTICATED PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE. THE WRITING IS GREAT. THE PACING MOSTLY LIKEWISE (THERE'S A FREAKING-FABULOUS MONTAGE I WON'T SPOIL BY DESCRIBING); IT'S A SUREFOOTED PIECE OF FILMING AND A WONDERFULLY RENDERED CHARACTER-DRIVEN INVESTIGATION OF HOPE AND ENVY, RESENTMENT AND DESPAIR, ACCEPTANCE AND FRAILTY."
- PASTE MAGAZINE


" 'NO PAY, NUDITY,' GABRIEL BYRNE IS HILARIOUS AND HEARTBREAKING, SOMETIMES ALL AT ONCE."
- MICHAEL DUNAWAY, PASTE MAGAZINE


"A POWERFUL CAST... A 'MUST-SEE' PICK FOR EVERYONE"
- PLAYBILL.COM


"GABRIEL BYRNE DOES HEARTSTRING-TUGGING WORK AS THE CENTRAL FIGURE, AND HE'S SURROUNDED BY A CAST OF OTHER WELL-KNOWN STARS, INCLUDING DONNA MURPHY, FRANCES CONROY, BOYD GAINES AND A WONDERFUL NATHAN LANE."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES


"SWEET COMEDY... HANGING OUT WITH PERFORMERS OF THIS CALIBER FOR 90 MINUTES IS A TREAT."
- THE WRAP


"WARM, DEEPLY FUNNY, SENSITIVE AND, IN ITS WAY, ESSENTIAL. INTIMATE IN SCOPE BUT EXPANSIVE IN FEELING, THIS CHARMER STARS GABRIEL BYRNE AND — IN ONE OF THE FINEST PERFORMANCES OF HIS REMARKABLE CAREER - NATHAN LANE IN A FAT SUIT. IT'S THE BEST FILM ABOUT THE ACTOR'S LIFE SINCE BIRDMAN"
- DEADLINE


"A SPLENDID ENSEMBLE CAST IS HEADED BY GABRIEL BYRNE IN ONE OF HIS MOST AFFECTING PERFORMANCES."
- STEPHEN FARBER, REEL TALK


"GABRIEL BYRNE DELIVERS NONPAREIL PERFORMANCE IN COMPELLING, CHARACTER-DRIVEN DRAMEDY."
- KAM WILLIAMS, BARET NEWS SYNDICATE


"A DELIGHTFUL BROADWAY DANNY ROSE-ISH COMEDY"
- SAN DIEGO READER


"VERY GOOD COMEDY DRAMA... A WONDERFUL, JOYFUL, DELICIOUS NATHAN LANE. BUT IT'S BYRNE WHO STUNS ALL OF US IN HIS PORTRAYAL OF LEONARD ROSENTHAL, A POIGNANT, HEART TUGGING RENDITION."
- CENTRAL MAINE MORNING SENTINEL & KENNEBEC JOURNAL


"3 STARS. SWEET AND HEARTFELT... REFRESHING"
- THE CLEVELAND MOVIE BLOG


"FIERCELY FUNNY, AND HEARTBREAKING, FILLED WITH GREAT PERFORMANCES"
- VERDE NEWS


"4 STARS. NO PAY, NUDITY STRIPS BARE ALL PRETENSES AND, IN THE END, IS ALL WORTH IT."
- SCENE CREEK


"COMPELLING. LANE IS EXCELLENT"
- MOVIE CITY NEWS


"GENTLE COMEDY... REMARKABLE CAST... BYRNE'S POIGNANT PORTRAYAL IN THIS SMART AND FUNNY SCRIPT... IS INTELLIGENT AND VERY HUMAN"
- MINUTE AT THE MOVIES


"A HIDDEN GEM OF A COMEDY"
- THE MORNING CALL


"THANKS TO A BEAUTIFULLY OBSERVED SCREENPLAY BY ETHAN SANDLER AND FINE DIRECTION BY LEE WILKOF, NO PAY, NUDITY HITS THE SWEET SPOT BETWEEN MERRIMENT AND MELANCHOLY... (WITH) A SCENE-STEALING NATHAN LANE"
- COURIER-POST


"HEART-WARMING... CHARMING... AN UNFLINCHING YET SYMPATHETIC AND CHARMING TRAGI-COMEDY... LANE IS HILARIOUS... WONDERFUL INDIE COMEDY-DRAMA ONE OF THOSE VERY SPECIAL LOW-BUDGET FILMS THAT OUTSHINE MAJOR STUDIO FARE MADE FOR MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS... BYRNE'S PERFORMANCE IS A MASTERFUL SYMPHONY OF ILLUMINATING OFF-KEY CHORDS"
- CURTAIN UP


Synopsis

Aging actor Lester Rosenthal (Gabriel Byrne) has lost his way. In this often humorous, yet warmly poignant story, love and friendship, jealousy and re-discovery, career, family, and friends (Nathan Lane, Frances Conroy) intertwine as Lester navigates the perplexing realities facing so many of us as we pursue dreams and dignity. A film about hanging out, hanging in, and hanging on.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Lee Wilkof

Written By: Ethan Sandler

Produced by: Tani Cohen

Starring: Golden Globe Winner, Two time EMMY Nominee Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, “in Treatment”, Louder Than Bombs, Miller's Crossing), Two time Golden Globe Nominee, Eight EMMY nominations; SAG Award Winner Nathan Lane (The Birdcage, The Lion King, The Producers, Mouse Hunt, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”, “Modern Family”, “The Good Wife”), Golden Globe Winner, 6 time EMMY Nominee, Two time SAG Award Winner Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”, “American Horror Story”, The Aviator, Scent of a Woman), Two time TONY Award Winner Donna Murphy (The Bourne Legacy, Tangled, Spider-Man 2)


Gabriel Byrne
Nathan Lane
Donna Murphy
Valerie Mahaffey
Ben Sinclair

Poster Art and Stills

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