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.
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.
the premise is slightly reminiscent of "before sunrise" with its peripatetic approach but without the sometimes obnoxious high school over-the-top cool those characters exuded. it may be safe in the way it handles itself and it doesn't offer new insights into the way people work but at least it seems honest.
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