Two Night Stand

86 min.

I have to admit that this was much more fun than expected, but maybe it just hit me at the right spot at the right time. It’s not like the plot was mindblowingly original, but it did give some creative spins to the well-used trope of Unwanted Company becomes Much Wanted Company (good thing I’m not paid to give tropes names, I’ll explain).

film poster two night standMain character suffering of mediocrity and a very early mid-life crisis decides to try an one night stand to help herself out of her funk. Alcohol is involved.  The one night stand happens, she tries to escape, she’s snowed in. They try to keep their distance, they get overly honest with each other, the honesty hurts. And still all that snow.

The chemistry between the two helps a lot, but then there’s also the little sign of creativity when it comes to backstories and motivations. It’s also nice that not everything is sickeningly sweet and unbelievably dumb: for a romantic comedy these two main characters are kind of realistic.

So, it’s not all that. Maybe quite little. But what it is, is fun and sweet.

Two Night Stand, Entertainment One 2014