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4.0
76 Ratings

The Overnighters

Directed by Jesse Moss
United States, 2014
Documentary

Synopsis

Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor’s decision to help them has extraordinary and unexpected consequences.

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The Overnighters Directed by Jesse Moss

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Documentary (Special Jury Prize)

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Documentary Feature Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | 3rd place: Best Documentary

CPH-DOX

2014

Clocking in at just 80 minutes, Brice’s feature is all killer, no filler, punching out joke after joke without unnecessary Apatow-esque exposition or falling for their specific brand of tweeness. Also on show is Brice’s signature creative mark, his astute understanding of how to create an uncomfortable sense of social awkwardness on-screen.
August 09, 2015
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The Overnight feels like a synthesis of Apatovian sex comedy and ‘70s softcore porn. While that might seem unusual or even contradictory, it works. What’s more, it’s far less hypocritical than the likes of The Interview, whose supposedly heterosexual heroes spend five minutes trying to stick phallic objects up their butts.
July 02, 2015
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Affectionate is perhaps the key word when it comes to The Overnight, a film whose over-the-top humor remains firmly grounded in the purest of emotional intentions. Much of this hinges on Schwartzman’s performance as Kurt.
June 23, 2015
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