Run time: 80mins
Director: Patrick Brice
Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche
Synopsis: As Alex and Emily begin to settle in to their new life in Los Angeles with their young son RJ, they receive an invitation to a ‘welcome to the neighbourhood’ dinner party from a friendly family who live down the street. The night takes an unexpected turn after the children are put to bed…
Alex (Adam Scott) Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son RJ (R.J. Hermes) have recently moved to Los Angeles’ East-side from Seattle.
Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with the interesting Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) at the neighbourhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night with him and Charlotte (Judith Godrèche). But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family ‘playdate’ becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.
Writer/director Patrick Brice’s (Creep, 2014) second feature is a painfully funny take on thirty something sexual frustration and parenthood. Featuring memorable lead performances by Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black; Argo 2012), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013) Jason Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014; The Darjeeling, 2007; Rushmore, 1998), and Judith Godrèche (Stoker, 2013; Potiche, 2010; Potluck, 2002), each actor deftly handles the script’s sudden emotional turns from surprising honesty to complete embarrassment in this modern take on Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice (Paul Mazursky, 1969) territory, with hints of After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985).
The Overnight is a genuinely surprising adult comedy with some wry observations on marriage and relationships.
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