Writer: Seth Goldsmith, Charles Hood (Screenplay)
Starring: Adam Pally, Rosa Salazar, Rob Huebel, Tony Hale, Peter Krause
Plot: After workaholic Kevin has a drunken one night stand with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline, he’s horrified to discover that she’s actually his boss’ jilted ex-mistress. When she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake… and over the course of the night the two begin to fall for each other.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Nice Life Comedy
Story: Night Owls starts when Kevin (Pally) has a one-night stand with a mysterious girl (Salazar) and when planning on leaving he learns this isn’t her house and is in fact his boss’s house. Panicked he tries to figure out what to do with his best friend Peter (Huebel) advising him what to do after she tries to commit suicide.
Saving Madeline, Kevin tries to learn her story and the affair she has been having with Kevin a sports star, the two must learn about themselves to get through the night and refocus on their own lives.
Thoughts on Night Owls
Characters – Kevin works for Will, he has a one-night stand only to find out who the woman is, he tries to help her with her own problems which also helps him address his own problems, he is nice guy middle-aged and filled with regret. Madeline is the girl that brings Kevin back for the night, she has planned on killing herself because of the man she has been seeing until she gets a chance to open up with Kevin to talk through her own problems in life. We do get a couple of supporting character, but most barely in appear away from the lead two characters.
Performances – Adam Pally and Rosa Salazar are both good at carrying this movie, they are both strong as they are the ones going through the conversations in the film. the supporting appearance are good enough for what they are doing, but they don’t make an impact in the film.
Story – The story follows a woman who had planned to kill herself to get back at her lover and the man she takes home that wants to help her out of the situation. This is a conversation-based movie which is very interesting as we get to focus on the real problems people are facing in life be it careers, relationship or just being relevant in life. We see how both have problems and spending the night talking to somebody can change your look on life.
Comedy – The comedy in the film comes from little moments that happen between the two, giving us light moments to the serious conversation.
Settings – The film takes place in one house for the whole time through the night, it shows us talking it through problems can help as we never need to leave the house.
Final Thoughts – This is a good conversation-based movie which is one that can teach life lesson for both sides of the conversation, strong leading performances too.
Overall: Life lessons 101