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327 Ratings

The Overnight

Directed by Patrick Brice
United States, 2015


Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family \“playdate\” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

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The Overnight Directed by Patrick Brice
Are you the intended audience for The Overnight? Well, let’s see: are you white, middle-class, married, a parent of young children, a resident of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, nominally liberal yet more than a bit skittish about social and sexual deviance, and cosmopolitan but more than a bit dismissive of bohemians? This is a film that may speak to you, all 4,000 of you. But I wouldn’t be too flattered.
January 11, 2016
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This circling of the acceptable boundaries of sexual strangeness lacks the variety to stay funny; an hour into a 79-minute film, having been shown a lactation fetish video, a gallery of paintings of arseholes and a blatant incognito infidelity, it’s boring and unconvincing for Alex and Emily to still be debating in hushed tones whether something ‘weird’ is going on.
July 03, 2015
As marriage-satirising situational comedies go, The Overnight is more acutely observed than anything we’ve seen since Judd Apatow’s superlative 2013 film This is 40. That’s not to say it’s especially profound in its deconstruction of 21st century adult relationships, more that Brice’s script is tighter than your average indie rom-com (which admittedly isn’t saying much).
June 26, 2015
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