Published On: Sun, Jan 25th, 2015

Schwartzman and Scott’s ‘Overnight’ Full Frontal Excitement or Flaccid Swinger Shtick?

Jason Schwartzman

As Sundance continues, there has been much comment about Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman’s  performance in the sex comedy The Overnight. Directed by Patrick Brice, the film is about bored young marrieds with kids whose plans for a playdate for the kiddos turns into a lewd romp for the grownups. Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling have a mommy and daddy pot party with new acquaintances Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche. At one point, Scott and Schwartzman put some prosthetics on for size in a bare naked display of exaggerated proportions.

The Hollywood Reporter was not overly enthusiastic, nor did it pan the film. The reviewer’s bottom line on The Overnight was that it is a “sporadically amusing but not massively well-endowed throwback to that quaint relic, the swinger comedy.” Paul Mazursky probably did it better with Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, a film which explored the social implications of the sexual revolution, whereas in the 21st century, the burning implications of such an intimate get together would be reduced to preoccupations on penis size, at least according to the film.

In fall, 2014, Schwartzman starred in the film Listen Up Philip, which was thought to be a not-so-subtly disguised semi-tribute to the novelist Philip Roth, who announced his retirement from writing fiction two years ago after penning 33 books.



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