The Overnight manages to be honest about sex in long-term relationships without trying too hard to be sexy about it, and Jason Schwartzman steals the show throughout as the entrepreneur and artist who encourages everyone to open up and accept themselves.
Following the antics as dinner turns to party is particularly enjoyable, and the dialogue flows so naturally that you really do feel you are at an intimate meal table.
The buildup to the inevitable climax tires as the film attempts to reach its denouement, and the laughs are put to one side for more serious explorations into sexuality.
Character-driven and with some truly funny jokes throughout, The Overnight might not stay with you until morning, but it’s truthful comedy in the meantime.
CAST: Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godreche
DIRECTOR: Patrick Brice
WRITER: Patrick Brice
SYNOPSIS: Long-time couple Emily (Taylor Schilling) and Alex (Adam Scott) are looking to make friends after moving to LA. As their first dinner party stretches into the night, they get a bit more than the friendship they were after.
We greatly appreciate that a preview screening to this film was provided by DDA and Metrodome Distribution.