Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Patrick Brice|
|Written by||Patrick Brice|
|Music by||Julian Wass|
|Edited by||Christopher Donlon|
|Distributed by||The Orchard|
|Box office||$1.1 million|
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.
Newcomers to Los Angeles Alex and Emily think they have found new friends when Kurt and Charlotte, an eccentric couple, invite 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.
Once the couples' children have fallen asleep, Kurt and Charlotte introduce a bong and the four adults get high. Soon after they get in the pool and Kurt insists on skinny dipping, which Alex is very hesitant to do for fear of exposing his small penis.
Emily joins Charlotte on an errand to pick up more alcohol, but Charlotte stops off at a massage parlor, where she masturbates a man while Emily watches through a peephole.
Back at the house, Emily warns Alex that Kurt and Charlotte are swingers. Alex and Emily argue about their sex life before Kurt reveals that he is sexually attracted to Alex. Slowly, the four adults begin to engage in an orgy, but their children burst into the room, the morning having arrived.
Days later, Alex and Emily run into Kurt, Charlotte and their son at the park, and share an amiable exchange.
- Adam Scott as Alex
- Taylor Schilling as Emily
- Jason Schwartzman as Kurt
- Judith Godrèche as Charlotte
- RJ Hermes as RJ
- Max Moritt as Max
The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015, with distribution rights bought by The Orchard. The film screened at SXSW, on March 14, 2015, the Tribeca Film Festival, on April 21, 2015, as well as at the Florida Film Festival, 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.
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." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 65 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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