MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,281 this week

The Off Hours (2011)

 -  Drama  -  22 January 2011 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 244 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 6 critic

A waitress working the night shift at a roadside diner in a small, industrial town becomes intrigued by a charming truck driver, while the diner's owner struggles to keep his dwindling business afloat.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 181 titles
created 06 May 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 342 titles
created 12 Dec 2012
 
a list of 6 titles
created 11 Aug 2013
 
a list of 591 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Off Hours" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Off Hours (2011)

The Off Hours (2011) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Off Hours.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Open Five (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A blend of reality and fiction, "Open Five" follows the story of Jake, a struggling musician and his sidekick, Kentucker, a maker of "poor" films and what happens when two girls (Lucy and ... See full summary »

Director: Kentucker Audley
Stars: Amy Seimetz, Genevieve Angelson, Kentucker Audley
Marcus (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A troubled young man returns home for Christmas in an attempt to reconcile with his estranged sister. Her alleged boyfriend shows up and turns the holiday dinner into a dark, disturbing night of violence and terror.

Directors: Bob Hardison, Rich Robinson
Stars: Jade Dornfeld, Frankie Ingrassia, Ross Kurt
Amor Fati (2011)
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

'Amor Fati' defined as 'A love of ones Fate'...but what happens when you decide to follow up on that dream?

Director: Ryan Schaefer
Stars: Sam Brittan, Robyn Buck, Casey Fitzgerald
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Brody, his girlfriend Kerry and their friend Leo go hiking in Dartmoor's Wistman's Woods, so named because of its legendary haunted past. That night jealousies, sexual tensions and strained... See full summary »

Director: Richard Parry
Stars: Scoot McNairy, Anna Skellern, Andrew Hawley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A drug comedy about religion, friendship, life, love, death, and marriage.

Director: Dan Finkel
Stars: Brian McGuire, Max Hoffman, Marie De Sauvage
Mr. Sadman (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In 1990, before the First Gulf War, Mounir, an impressionable and sheltered Saddam Hussein body-double, loses his job and moves to Los Angeles in search of a new start. But once the real ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Epino
Stars: Al No'mani, Scoot McNairy, Rudy Ramos
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Katy Haywood, Ken Byrnes, Will Oldham
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An unfit urbanite author must confront nature & friendship when he travels to the Washington backwoods to restore the tattered remains of a broken friendship.

Director: Lynn Shelton
Stars: Basil Harris, Jeanette Maus, Sean Nelson
Blind Man (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Kevin and Derek hit the road from Chicago to show their film in the CineVegas film festival. Sort of.

Director: Tim Harrison
Stars: Brian McGuire, Bret Roberts, Nick Mystrom
Eros (2009)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Megan Griffiths
Stars: Sean Nelson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: John Lavachielli
Stars: Richmond Arquette, Riki Lindhome, Scoot McNairy
Moving (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Megan Griffiths
Stars: Tony Doupe, Abby Dylan, Evan Mosher
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Francine
...
Oliver
...
Stu
...
Corey
Gergana Mellin ...
Jelena
...
Danielle
...
Ty
...
Jenny
...
Mandy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Bayley ...
Chinese Restaurant Waitress
Alice Bridgforth ...
Bernadette
...
Concerned Trucker
Ron Carrier ...
Frank
Gail Harvey ...
Betty
Edit

Storyline

You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to figure out why you're here, whether you want to stay, and how to leave. Written by The Off Hours

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth a watch.
18 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film yesterday at a festival, and felt compelled to write a review after seeing the HD trailer on youtube overtaken by trolls and receiving some rather undeserving comments. So here's a short list of what I made of it:

Pros:

  • solid acting/directing




  • lilting, atmospheric and overall beautiful soundtrack




Cons:

  • most movie-goers may find the pacing a tad slow to the point of being


boring; story is barely kept moving by events which do not culminate into anything huge or dramatic

Other notes (good or bad, these are probably a matter of personal taste):

  • film permeated by a low-budget, moody, night-lit feel, a world of


twilight hours and rain-streaked highways, drifters and vagabonds, stagnant coffee, greasy gasoline, and illicit love

-actors/actresses/director unfamiliar but good

  • one could argue that the film is made up of a series of character


vignettes; plot is entirely character-driven as opposed to story-driven

  • characters are neither entirely sympathetic nor hateful; life for


them simply seems seeped in a dull, sluggish immobility. Who they are and the lethargy of their lives mold the film and pacing throughout.

That's all I can think of for now.

To conclude, I personally didn't find the movie very depressing at all, even though the characters are all down-and-out types suffering from this-or-that problem, and the ending is actually a hopeful one. Overall I liked it. So for those with an open mind, or if you're into mood pieces, I would recommend this for you, and if you were unsure about watching this possibly after seeing nasty comments about it elsewhere, I hope my review will help you to make a more reasoned decision.

6.8 to 7.5-ish/10 for me.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lovely JPL79
Discuss The Off Hours (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?