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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A tremendously funny, sprightly and openhearted sex comedy. I give so much credit to Patrick Brice for recognizing the core strengths within the kernel of this 80-minute story and mercilessly excising unnecessary padding. Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman are great at opposite ends of a spectrum of confident masculinity, but shading their characters just enough to complicate this split.
Very anxious to see where Patrick Brice goes from this and the masterful "Creep." If he sticks with the Duplass Brothers' production company and makes films like their early mumblecore projects, there's no reason why he can't become the next Noah Baumbach - even this film feels like Baumbach's "While We're Young" crossed with Roman Polanski's "Carnage."
Basically two couples in a house. Produced by the Duplass brothers. Oh oh. Yup. How do they stay in business, making these small indies for (and about) the kinds of inane middle-of-the-road young(ish) people who presumably never go out to the movies (least of all indies)? Netflix was a godsend for their kind of garbage. Like this one a bit, though. Shows how our dysfunction can unite us instead of dividing.
As a social study, this works as a fluid and funny film, referencing some very updated - and yet so common - issues. I never expected to dig Brice's second movie this much and I'm glad he took opposite directions with his second work. The Overnight is a rare comedy, that digs as much as it can from it's story and cast. I love it's only 79 minutes long - it's enough. It keeps you wanting more from Brice and his crew.
I drank two bottles of wine by myself, alone, at 2 am watching this. Take that for what you will. Anywho, this was shitty and boring. Any semblance of being edgy it gives off is only enjoyed by people who've had sex in relationships with people they care for, and those people are boring as fuck. Right everyone? Right? Oh, this is why we're alone, Ben. Also that wasn't Greta Gerwig? Bullshit.
had more to it than i was expecting, loved the cast and eighty odd minute run time. i kept guessing it would take a much darker turn but it never happened and i'm glad. not every film needs to be there for shock value. aesthetically, i'm a big fan of the red lighting.