The Overnight

Director: Patrick Brice
Screenwriters: Patrick Brice

Institute History

  • 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles's Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at his home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing as the couples begin to open up.

Writer/director Patrick Brice's second feature is a painfully funny take on thirtysomething sexual frustration and parenthood. Featuring memorable lead performances by Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche, each actor nimbly balances the script's sudden emotional turns from surprising honesty to complete embarrassment. —C.R.

— Charlie Reff

Screening Details

  • Section: U.S. Dramatic Competition
  • Film Type: Comedy
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 80 min.
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