The Overnight Review

 Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 9.49.17 PM  Probably the most awkward plane ride ever,  try watching a raunchy comedy as a 4-year old little girl occasionally decides to peek her head over her seat to see what you and your plane partner are up to whilst you try to cover up a pant-less Adam Scott dancing on your Ipad screen. Though apart from providing me with a really awkward plane ride, The Overnight also provided me with an enjoyable eighty minutes of crazy sex stuff and partying, while also capturing that feeling of moving somewhere and how odd it feels to have to ask people to be your friends at a more mature age. Exploring the idea of  masked weirdos or illusions, paired with really good comedic performances, and the wackiness of Patrick Brice, The Overnight  is not a fantastic sex comedy, but rather a reflective piece on what sexuality is and how it defines us, its a character study, and an overall fun time of pure craziness. With people like Schwartzman and Scott involved, you know you’re in for a fun ride, but what The Overnight does is present you with a glimpse of the comedy early on, deviate from it for a while, and then come back in full force to startle the hell out of you as everyone dances nude to European techno music. Now, back to the eighty minutes, I love eighty minutes film because they’re not long and they’re concise, but even at an hour and twenty minutes, this film felt a little long when it shouldn’t have at all. All in all, The Overnight is a fine movie about sexual exploration, a movie that captures the indie spirit and isn’t afraid to be bold, a 72 out of 100.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s