Writer: Patrick Brice (Screenplay)
Starring: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godreche
Plot: 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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Verdict: Slightly Awkward Comedy
Story: The Overnight starts as married couple Alex (Scott) and Emily (Schilling) move to LA with their son RJ, not knowing anybody Alex takes RJ to the park hoping to make friends for the both and it is the strange Kurt (Schwartzman) that they meet.
Getting invited by Kurt to meet the family with his wife Charlotte (Godreche) as Alex and Emily make new friends, but Kurt and Charlotte offer them a night unlike anything they could have imagined once the drinks and drugs take over.
Thoughts on The Overnight
Characters/Performance – Alex and Emily are going through a move to a new city where they want to meet new friends. They have normal married life issues which can get exposed on this crazy night. Kurt and Charlotte are different to the people Alex and Emily know, they like to party and embrace people in their own way.
Story – The story is short and simple two couples spend the night partying together as they learn to discover themselves as they make friends. This doesn’t have too much going on within the story though when you look into bigger picture.
Comedy/Mystery – The comedy is fine but doesn’t hit very often with the mystery only being about what Kurt and Charlotte want from the night.
Final Thoughts – This is an awkward to watch film is places, it isn’t one you could sit down and watch with other people.
Overall: Awkward is an understatement when you discuss this film.