The Overnight

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The Overnight
The Overnight (poster).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Patrick Brice
Produced by
  • Naomi Scott
Written by Patrick Brice
Music by Julian Wass
Cinematography John Guleserian
Edited by Christopher Donlon
Distributed by The Orchard
Release date
  • January 23, 2015 (2015-01-23) (Sundance)
  • June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200,000[1]
Box office $1.1 million[2]

The Overnight is a 2015 American sex comedy film written and directed by Patrick Brice, and starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche. The film was produced by Naomi Scott and executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, and Adam Scott.

The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015.[3] It was then released in a limited release on June 19, 2015 by The Orchard.[4]

Plot summary[edit]

Newcomers to Los Angeles Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) think they have found new friends when an eccentric couple invites them over to their house for a playdate between their sons. After the children fall asleep, passion and decadence ensue in an increasingly humorous and zany series of encounters.



The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015, with distribution rights bought by The Orchard.[5] The film screened at SXSW, on March 14, 2015,[6] the Tribeca Film Festival, on April 21, 2015,[7] as well as at the Florida Film Festival,[8] The Independent Boston Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, the deadCENTER Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the Nantucket Film Festival.[9][10][11][12][13][14]

The film opened in a limited release in the United States on June 19, 2015, and opened in the United Kingdom on June 26, 2015.[15][16]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on video on demand on September 8, 2015,[17] and on DVD on September 15, 2015.[18]

Critical reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an 82% "Certified Fresh" rating, based on 114 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The site's consensus states: "Witty and unpredictable, The Overnight benefits from writer-director Patrick Brice's sure-handed touch and strong performances from a talented cast."[19] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 65 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[20]

Indiewire's Katie Walsh praised the film, describing it as "hysterically funny" and giving it a B+ grade.[21]


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  2. ^ "The Overnight (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
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  4. ^ Fred Topel (2015-03-13). "SXSW Review: 'The Overnight' Doesn't Overstay Its Welcome". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  5. ^ Ramin Setoodeh,Brent Lang (2015-01-26). "'The Overnight,' A Sex Comedy Starring Adam Scott, Goes to The Orchard". Variety. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  6. ^ "SXSW Film Festival 2015 Lineup | South by Southwest 2015 Music, Film and Interactive Festivals - Austin Texas". Archived from the original on May 25, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Overnight | Tribeca Film Festival". Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  8. ^ Sun, April 19th 7:00PM - 8:20PM Regal Winter Park Village A. "2015 Florida Film Festival". Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  9. ^ "2015: April 22-29". IFFBoston. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  10. ^ "Closing Night Gala: The Overnight". SIFF. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  11. ^ "deadCenter Film Festival :: 2015 Festival Schedule". Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  12. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2015-05-05). "Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  13. ^ "The Overnight | Programme | Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015". Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  14. ^ "Here's Your First Look at The Overnight". Nantucket Film Festival. 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  15. ^ Jeff Sneider (2015-04-20). "Jason Schwartzman Seduces Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling in 'The Overnight' Trailer (Video)". TheWrap. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  16. ^ Brice, Patrick (June 4, 2015). "@JClellandx Yes it will be out in UK cinemas on June 26th! I'm not sure how 'limited' it will be. Hope you can check it out". Twitter. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
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  19. ^ "The Overnight (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  20. ^ "The Overnight". Metacritic. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  21. ^ Walsh, Katie. "Sundance Review: Hysterically Funny 'The Overnight' With Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott & Jason Schwartzman". Retrieved 31 January 2015. 

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