When this new red band trailer for The Overnight (opening June 19th) began with a little kid interrupting Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling’s sex/mutual beat off sesh, I thought “Ughhh, not another depressing comedy about married people’s nightmarish sex lives.” As a single man, I prefer to dwell in the illusion that there’s something better than this. Luckily, the trailer seems to suggest that boring married people not f*cking is merely a jumping off point for something weirder, possibly Adam Scott joining a coven of swingers (a murder of swingers?). Meanwhile, Jason Schwartzman plays an artist who paints buttholes. Paints them on the canvas, I mean.
Alex [Scott], Emily [Schilling], and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’s Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt [Jason Schwartzman] at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at his home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing as the couples begin to open up. [Sundance Program Description]
Sounds promising. As always, I’m not much interested in movies about people being sad, but people doing weird sh*t because they’re sad? Count me in. Also, according to Mike Ryan’s interview with Scott and Schwartzman, they both wear prosthetic penises in the film. I’m as virulently anti-fake dong as some people are anti-GMOs or anti-Monsanto (support real dongs! mandatory labeling on fake dongs! write your congressman!) but I did do a cntrl F “penis” on the interview and the word came up no less than nine times. Still no word on whether the film shows the fake dongs going in, sadly.
The Overnight opens June 19th.