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'The Overnight': EW review

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The Overnight

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
79 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/19/15
performer:
Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman
director:
Patrick Brice
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

The premise of Patrick Brice’s deliriously dirty sex comedy couldn’t be more slender. A pair of new L.A. transplants (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling) meet an overly friendly bohemian couple (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche) while their kids frolic in a playground. A dinner invitation is extended, and soon Scott and Schilling’s uptight, intimacy-challenged marrieds find themselves trapped in a bizarre evening seemingly headed straight toward Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice swingerdom. But thanks to Schwartzman’s outré performance, an oversize bong, a strange breast-pump video, and a riotous full-frontal male skinny-dipping scene, The Overnight steers clear of predictability—even if your memories of this daffy all-night party vanish into thin air as soon as you exit the theater. B