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Thursday, 17 December 2015

THE OVERNIGHT [2015]

Quite often you don't discover a lot about your significant other until spending time with another couple, which inevitably leads to an frustratingly awkward game of rights & wrongs.
Director Patrick Brice's raunchy dialogue heavy character comedy The Overnight runs with that concept and results in some hilarious and bizarre moments of enticing discomfort.
It's a concept that could have easily been blown by a more mainstream endeavor but here it isn't afraid to explore all sorts of themes of trust, insecurities, pride, envy and sexuality with a wonderfully twisted honesty that is neither too cynical nor candy coated.  It never beats around the bush and deals with the characters and all their ideals head-on making for some brilliantly executed comedy.

3½ circles out of 5

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