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Newcomers to Los Angeles Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) think they’ve 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 ensues in an increasingly humorous and zany series of encounters.
The Overnight is an American sex comedy film written and directed by Patrick Brice. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was purchased by distributor The Orchard at the festival. The film was executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass and Adam Scott, who plays Alex in the film. The film was released in a North American limited release on June 19, 2015.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015, with distribution rights bought by The Orchard. shortly after, the film premiered at SXSW on March 14, 2015. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2015, and has been selected to screen at the Florida Film Festival, The Independent Boston Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the Nantucket Film Festival.
It makes perfect sense when Adam Scott admits that he grew up watching Steve Martin and Albert Brooks. The star of “The Overnight,” now in theaters, and “Parks and Recreation” has a similar, deadpan, intellectual comedy style. In his latest, he plays half of a couple (with Taylor Schilling) who has a life-changing night with a new pair of friends (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche) that includes a surprising amount of bad behavior and male nudity. Patrick Brice’s comedy has earned raves since it premiered at Sundance and is expanding around the country over the next few weeks. Scott was recently in Chicago, and, as it so often does after the publicist introduces me and says RogerEbert.com, the conversation opened with a discussion of the legend himself and what he meant to Scott,
Adam Scott says: I’ve always been a sort of movie nerd of sorts because it’s all I ever thought about or cared about as a kid growing up. So I would read Roger Ebert’s books. Every year they would put out the compilation. I remember his review of “Dead Poets Society” really changed the way I thought about movies.
Directed by: Patrick Brice
Starring: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche, Sophia Alison, Kyle Field, Sarah DeVincentis
Screenplay by: Patrick Brice
Production Design by: Theresa Guleserian
Cinematography by: John Guleserian
Film Editing by: Christopher Donlon
Art Direction by: Erika Toth
Music by: Julian Wass
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and drug use.
Studio: The Orchard
Release Date: June 19, 2015