Film Review: THE OVERNIGHT
Written and Directed by Patrick Brice
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Judith Godreche
More an extended sketch than a movie, OVERNIGHT tells the tale of a couple (Schilling and Scott) new to the area who accept an offer for a “get to know you dinner” made by a man (Schwartzman) they meet in a playground and get more than they bargained for. Schwarzman and Godreche live in a mansion with amenities paid for by his water filtering process. Drugs and booze push the foursome into some odd situations that are mildly shocking and even less than mildly amusing. Truthfully, I see more edgy plots on TV nowadays. The producers, the Duplas brothers, have played in some of them (TRANSPARENT, THE LEAGUE).
But perhaps this is a good choice in some ways for those looking for a film that doesn’t feature someone with superhuman strength. I’m not familiar with Godreche, but the other actors play the same type of characters they always play. Mildly disappointing.
In addition to being the Crimespree Senior Film Critic, Patti has penned numerous short stories and her debut novel, CONCRETE ANGEL, is in stores now. She hosts a look at Forgotten Books every Friday with readers, writers and reviewers at pattinase.blogspot.com. She hopes you’ll join in