The Overnight opening

Sundance, that January institution, is coming to movie theaters and VOD now, in June. The festival which opens each year in film was the debut of some great films for 2015. Many are now in theaters, or arriving shortly: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Dope, and The End of The Tour, for example.

The latest is The Overnight, a very funny film that features Taylor Schilling and Adam Scott who, with their young son, relocate to Los Angeles. They’ve got some anxieties to deal with, and some sex problems, but once they meet a local couple played by Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche it seems like some of their social worries might be over.

The movie kicks into gear with raunchy comedy right in the first scene, leading into good scenes that lay out some of the problems facing this young couple. Check out The Overnight opening, featuring a few very not safe for work scenes, below. Read More »

The Overnight trailer

The premise of a married couple losing their sexual mojo after having a kid isn’t new, but Patrick Brice‘s The Overnighters seems to take it in some unexpected directions. The husband and wife in question are played by Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling, and they’re still adjusting to a recent move to Los Angeles.

Eager to make friends, they accept an invitation from a cool hipster dad played by Jason Schwartzman. But once they arrive for their “playdate” with him and his wife (Judith Godrèche), things get weird. Watch The Overnight red-band(that means NSFW) trailer after the jump. Read More »

movies sold at sundance 2015

These are the movies sold at Sundance 2015. Many of the films that premiere at the Sundance Film Festival are hoping to attract a distributor and find a bigger audience, be it in theaters around the country or distributed through digital VOD. Throughout the festival we will be reporting on all of the movies sold at Sundance 2015. This list should help give you an idea about which movies may someday be available to you either theatrically of VOD. We’re including photo stills from each of the films along with all of the relevant information (director, cast, how much it sold for, the plot synopsis and more).  Hit the jump to find out which movies sold at Sundance 2015.

Latest update: Samuel L. Goldwyn will release Lila and Eve starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez.

Previous update: Jemaine Clement’s People, Places, Things is picked up by The Film Arcade.

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The Overnight review

Sundance 2015 has barely begun but already, sex is everywhere. Straight, gay, exploratory, odd, difficult, and, whenever possible, hilarious. It’s all here at the fest and The Overnight (not to be confused with doc The Overnighters) fits right in.

Beginning with a couple played by Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling frantically rushing through morning sex before their kid bursts into the room, this is the movie where you’ll see Scott and Jason Schwartzman dance together naked. Like, totally naked. OK, actually about 98% naked. That other 2% is a visual gag carries a hefty comic punch and casts a long shadow over the rest of the story. Even better is a free-sprited, swinging performance from Schwartzman, who bats around the comic stereotype of the LA “cool dad” like a kid with a balloon.

The Overnight is a wild, very funny caricature of the supreme awkwardness of allowing yourself to be truly vulnerable in front of the person you love the most. Read More »