Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.
A woman misses the 1:30 train from New York to Boston and a street musician spends the night trying to help her make it back home before her husband does. Throughout the night they learn a lot about one another and eventually find a romance.Written by
During the train scene Alice Eve's character describes feeling out of place during her time in London for her work and needing to get away. Ironically enough, Alice Eve is an English actress who splits her time living in London and Los Angeles. See more »
Trains from New York to Boston leave out of Pennsylvania Station, not Grand Central. See more »
Maybe I'm from the wrong demographic, but this film never entirely clicked for me. It certainly has its moments, but overall the main problem was in the script (written by 4 screenwriters), which often came across to me as staged and awkward.
Chris Evans stars here as Nick, a trumpeter readying for an important audition with a jazz band in New York City. He also makes his motion picture directorial debut here and I thought did a credible job. Alice Eve, the charismatic and underrated actress, co-stars as Brooke, an art consultant, who has just had her purse stolen and subsequently has missed the last train out to her home in Boston.
Nick and Brooke meet by circumstance in Grand Central Station, and together they begin an odyssey through the streets of Manhattan, each with relationship problems weighing heavily on them. Brooke's marriage may be "on the rocks" and Nick is scheduled to be at a wedding reception that night where a lost love (Emma Fitzpatrick), from years before is expected to be in attendance, as he still fantasizes and pines for her.
The chemistry between Nick and Brooke really worked well, I thought, so the eventual question will be whether they will get together romantically or be like two "ships passing in the night".
Overall, there are things to like here, including the wonderful cinematography of Manhattan at night, plus two charismatic actors commanding the screen. However, I was never "sold' on this movie due to the often non-believable and clichéd dialogue.
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