Adam Scott and Piper (from Orange Is The New Black) have what appears to be a rather interesting night with friends Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche (Stoker).
The Overnight is quite an awkward time. I’m not much of a squirmer when it comes to movies, but for the majority of The Overnight I wiggled around in my seat and generally felt uncomfortable. Then came a moment where the awkwardness subsided and I could suddenly see the glorious payoff that had been lined up. Or so I thought. Writer/director Patrick Brice puts a lot of effort into setting up a variety of weird and hilarious circumstances for the film’s group of ridiculous yet well-intentioned adults to be enlightened by, but just as it’s all about to really add up to something interesting, he swiftly brings the film to a close. I found this somewhat disappointing. After spending such a bizarre stretch with the film’s damaged bunch, I expected a big climax from their “overnight” experience. Instead, Brice provides more of a teaser look at what each of characters got out of the situation. Come on, man!
You wouldn’t be making a mistake if you were to see The Overnight, as it’s a funny, strange flick that’s ultimately worth your time. Just be aware that it just doesn’t quite deliver the punch it needs to in the closing moments.
Hey Patrick, never skimp on the payoff.