A woman misses the 1:30 train from New York to Boston and a street musician spends the night trying to help her make it back home before her husband does. Throughout the night they learn a lot about one another and eventually find a romance.
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"It's possible that you could meet somebody who's perfect for you, even though you're committed to somebody else."
"No no. See, I think if you're committed to somebody, you don't allow yourself to find perfection in someone else."
Realistic dialogue; made me wish we could all just talk openly and honestly and make instant connections. Plus, Chris Evans playing the trumpet is enough to keep you watching. Supér ! Favourite moment: My Funny Valentine + the end scene, when Nick phoned his past self
This was sweet, and it keeps staying true to itself and not give us the cheese we all want (and expect) which is what I liked the most. Both actors were good, the script wasn't forcing depth or anything, so yeah, lovely one.
Evans and Co give it their best shot, swiping the cab and telephone scenes from the inimitable Linklater, but it seems they lack the film chops to imbue those moments with substantial thematic and philosophical weight. At least when mumblecore tries this shit it has the decency to cast ordinary-looking actors.
4.5. There's just something charming and easy and almost naive about this little movie. Of course I'm biased because I love Chris Evans and he clearly knows his strengths, so no matter how much the plot was lacking in substance or how the script bounced between overly poetic and childlike, it's still a really great emotional guilty pleasure.
Granted it's nothing groundbreaking in terms of its premise, but it's an enjoyable adventure between two strangers; and the chemistry between Alice Eve and Chris Evans is so natural that you can't help but feel uplifted by their performances as a whole.
I've been anticipating Chris' directorial debut, and surprised me, he did. The story revolves from late in the night until dawn. With two characters strenuously stuck together, bound to have their little adventures and a lot of talk. Despite the fairly excusable banter, it's written beautifully with a lot of thought. Chris Evans is ever the charmer, and Alice Eve was a delicate mess of a character you want to love.