After workaholic Kevin has a drunken one night stand with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline, he's horrified to discover that she's actually his boss' jilted ex-mistress. When she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake... and over the course of the night the two begin to fall for each other.
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★★★½ review by feedingbrett on Letterboxd
Review In A Nutshell:
Night Owls may initially feel like a tough pill to swallow, especially given the escalation and tension that it showcases in the first 20 to 25 minutes, but if one manages to endure through it with still some sort of hope or optimism, then one would manage to find an inviting sense of chemistry that slowly peels them to the core, highlighting and challenging the relationship they have with one another and their relationship with the man that ironically links them. The film certainly traces familiar footsteps from the genre, and rather than crumble completely through familiarity, director-writer Charles Hood and co-writer Seth Goldsmith amplifies and nurtures the film’s primary element, it’s two leads. Both Kevin (Adam Pally) and Madeline (Rosa Salazar) do reverberate a sense of spark that juggles tension, admiration, affection, and annoyance in a seemingly natural fashion. This is a film that doesn’t reinvent the genre or bring anything revelatory, but it does serve it’s function and does so quite well.
★★★½ review by ✨ Felisha ✨ on Letterboxd
I think I just fell a little in love with Adam Pally. This was a solid little indie that takes place in one night. I’m glad I randomly added it to my list on Netflix.
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★★★★ review by Jason on Letterboxd
The way the narrative of this film unfolded was of no surprise, but I was really won over by it. Adam Pally is super underrated as an actor and deserves bigger stardom. He is great. And the big revelation is Rosa Salazar who I've not seen before. She has a kind of Aubrey Plaza quality about her and I thought she was fantastic. Both actors gave their characters a lot of personality and charm and I was rooting for the both of them.
★★★★★ review by willaholland on Letterboxd
rosa is amazing rosa deserves 5 stars idc plus we fam
★★★½ review by Marion Fox on Letterboxd
#27 on the Scavenger hunt 20 list (shot in mainly one location)
Accidental 'overdose double-feature' watching this right after Len and Company- This movie also has great dialogue but more importantly great, natural, compelling actors who actually made you interested as the dynamics shift.
Some of hit pretty close to home; i too quit playing the violin around 9th grade, lol.
I'm also a (debatable) train wreck who dates terrible guys.
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