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2015 2.2/5 IMDb 6.2/10 (10k) R SuperHD 78 minutes

When a couple new to LA tries to adapt and make friends, they arrange a play date for their son, unaware that his hosts have games in mind for them.

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Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche, R.J. Hermes, Max Moritt, Susan Traylor, Judith Godreche Directed by Patrick Brice

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Language: English

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NYT Review: Review: In ‘The Overnight,’ Newcomers Try Hard to Make Friends

Bland meets bold in “The Overnight,” a comedy that coyly dips its toe and a few other body parts in the new sexual revolution. — Manohla Dargis Read the review

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Brice goes a bit too broad at times, but he keeps things just funny and edgy and open enough for "The Overnight" to work.

Tom Long, Detroit News, 2015-07-03

 

"The Overnight" isn't much - in fact, it's hardly anything. For what it is, though, it's enough.

Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2015-07-02

 

Written and directed by Patrick Brice with atypical wit, the film is uncensored and hilariously unpredictable, jumping from one titillating gag to the next with the grace of a tightrope walker.

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2015-07-02

 

It's a short film, weighing in at 79 minutes, but that feels about right. You probably wouldn't want to spend a lot more time with these folks, no matter how intriguing their company.

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2015-07-02

 

In its best moments, The Overnight deviates from the conventions of a party movie (or "sex comedy," as it has been christened) and veers toward the experimental, the uncanny, the unsettling.

Julia Cooper, Globe and Mail, 2015-06-26

 

What makes The Overnight work as well as it does is the cast. The performances here are truly fearless and engaging, with Schwartzman and Scott in particular in high gear.

Liz Braun, Toronto Sun, 2015-06-25

 

Attitudes are adjusted along with clothing, with all four main actors happily delivering more than Brice's uneven script and sitcomish directing asks of them.

Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2015-06-25

 

The delivery is unorthodox. You might think you know what's coming, but then comes another curveball that catches you by surprise. You're kept guessing throughout - and it's a real kick when you're wrong yet again.

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, 2015-06-25

 

[An] unpredictable indie comedy -- sort of a "Who's Afraid of Virginia Kink?"

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 2015-06-25

 

This often ribald, ultimately thoughtful comedy of social and sexual manners may not aim particularly high, but it hits a singular mark nonetheless.

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 2015-06-25

 

Does Brice even fully grasp what he's getting at? Maybe not. That's why this is such a juicy specimen of the Cocktail Party Walpurgisnacht subgenre. He's in nearly the same place as his riven characters.

David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2015-06-19

 

Deft and delicate and exquisitely uncomfortable, but it also offers revelations that are joyful, sad and true.

Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com, 2015-06-19

 

The result is a bit twisty, largely credible and well played by the talented leads.

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 2015-06-18

 

Brice manages admirably to make his comedy at once daring and earnest, outlandish and relatable, obscene and sweet.

Ella Taylor, NPR, 2015-06-18

 

The film's brevity makes it easily digestible but there's an underlying sense of frustration - dissatisfaction that the characters aren't fleshed out better and the humor isn't more organic.

James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2015-06-25

 

As clothes are shed and secrets come to light, it all becomes ... alas, a very odd combination of squirm-inducing and dull.

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2015-06-25

 

The writing is blatantly sexual but utterly unrevealing; the characters and their problems are cut to fit the airtight plot.

Richard Brody, New Yorker, 2015-06-22

 

"The Overnight" ends just as it starts to get interestingly messy ...

Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2015-06-18

 

While size may not matter (the movie runs a short 79 minutes), it's not even relevant to something this flaccid.

David Ehrlich, Time Out, 2015-06-18

 

"The Overnight" is the movie equivalent of fuzzy handcuffs: a tame and unimaginative attempt at spicing up the overly familiar scenario of a married couple trying to get their groove back.

Inkoo Kang, TheWrap, 2015-06-18