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The Overnight (2015)

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Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

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Patrick Brice

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Patrick Brice
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Adam Scott ... Alex
Taylor Schilling ... Emily
RJ Hermes RJ Hermes ... RJ (as R.J. Hermes)
Kyle Field Kyle Field ... Wade
Sarah DeVincentis Sarah DeVincentis ... Dawn
Sophia Alison Sophia Alison ... Birthday Party Guest #1
Ally Anderson Ally Anderson ... Birthday Party Guest #2
Nancy Dillon Nancy Dillon ... Birthday Party Guest #3
Avalon Economon Avalon Economon ... Birthday Party Guest #4
Abbie Gill Abbie Gill ... Birthday Party Guest #5
Gail Honeystein Gail Honeystein ... Birthday Party Guest #6
Bit Kernodle Bit Kernodle ... Birthday Party Guest #7
Bianca Rodriguez Bianca Rodriguez ... Birthday Party Guest #8
Frankie Scott Frankie Scott ... Birthday Party Guest #9
Asya Vartanian Asya Vartanian ... Birthday Party Guest #10
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Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

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Get into the swing of things See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and drug use. | See all certifications »

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USA

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English | French

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolga noc See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,022, 21 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,100,000, 30 August 2015
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Just before Kurt shows Emily the breastfeeding video, he says that those kinds of videos are popular in the Nordic countries. In the beginning of the video Kurt greets Charlotte and the camera with what sounds like "onnellinen talvi," which is Finnish and a grammatically incorrect way of saying "happy winter." The correct form would be "onnellista talvea," though it is not a common thing to say upon meeting someone. See more »

Crazy Credits

Versions of Kurt's "portal" paintings are shown and animated during a portion of the credits. See more »


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Beneath the Moist Garden
Written by Julian Wass
Performed by Ethereal Plains
Courtesy of Tetragnome Music
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A little sincerity pierces through this oddball mumblecore comedy.
15 September 2015 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

Short and sweet, Patrick Brice's foursome mumblecore The Overnight is disguised as a more accessible comedy, headlined by Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman along with Taylor Schilling. Thriving on awkward humour at the expense of new age lifestyles and anxieties, it treads a fine line of endearingly goofy, unexpectedly incisive and plain weird. However, in its brief runtime, it spends sequences on the mundane, highlighting a couple relatable aspects such as Scott's believable inability to make real friends. Its theme of sexual desires outside of monogamy brings to light a harsh truth that many would quietly acknowledge and it's sparked by the idea of that freedom, though it's an energy that's swiftly interrupted. It's not very visually inspired, including two very dangly and infamous props, but Taylor Schilling is a bright spark of the cast while Adam Scott holds his own in a feature film. Meanwhile Schwartzman is less of a person than a caricature but that is surely the intention behind the pair to bring out the humanity in Schilling and Scott. The Overnight earns a few chuckles and a few insights but it's mostly held back by its brevity but it has a sincerity through all the slight wackiness that makes it work, if just a little bit.

7/10


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