Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Overnight (2015)

IMDb plot summary: 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.
Directed by Patrick Brice. Starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche.

This movie is... odd. It presents itself at first as a fairly straightforward comedy about two very different groups of couples meeting and becoming friends almost too quickly, and then it segues into a relationship drama about insecurity and dissatisfaction, and then it awkwardly bounces back between the two for the remainder of the time. Honestly, I'm just not sure what to make of it. It ends with a sort of "Well, that was an educational experience" feeling, but I'm not convinced our main characters took much away from it at all. I just came away from it feeling like it was on the verge of being something really interesting and then it just... wasn't.

1 star.

How it entered my Flickchart:
The Overnight < Scrooge
The Overnight < Gangs of New York
The Overnight > Band of Outsiders
The Overnight > Dragonball Evolution
The Overnight > Maggie's Plan
The Overnight < Inkheart
The Overnight > Outsourced
The Overnight > Hangman's Curse
The Overnight < The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Overnight > Whisper of the Heart
Final spot: #1935 out of 2519.

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