In "Sweet Talk," Delilah (
Scripted by Peter Lefcourt based on his stage play and directed by his wife, Terri Hanauer, the film gradually slips into the sweeping romances they spin for each other by depositing Samson and Delilah in her overalls and oversized sweat shirt in the settings they invent and eventually transporting the couple in full period costume to 1914 Budapest and 1939 Vienna.
A prolific television actress with current roles on "Justified,"
Distracting too are the simple logistics of a phone-sex operation in which Delilah can spend a 12-hour shift fantasizing with Samson despite being the only one on duty.
MPAA rating: None
Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Playing at: Downtown Independent, Los Angeles. Also on VOD on Dec. 15