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An average movie

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Miles Teller, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, there were tons of stuff that didn’t work in this movie. Indeed, the beginning and ending were both pretty weak and there were plenty of non-sensical events occurring through the whole duration. And, yet, the concept actually definitely had some potential and I really liked the idea of two strangers stuck together after a one-night stand. Indeed, as result, you had a very minimalistic approach with only 2 characters and 1 location which was promising. However, as displayed by Richard Linklater in his masterful ‘Before…’ trilogy, what makes or breaks this kind of movies are the characters involved. Indeed, they basically need to be compelling enough to compensate the lack of plot or dramatic events. And, unfortunately, that was probably the biggest issue with this movie. On one hand, once again, Miles Teller actually really nailed it. Sure, Teller pretty much played his usual laid-back dude but it was pretty much pitch-perfect for this material. On the other hand, I wish I could say the same about Analeigh Tipton. I mean, she was charming enough and she had some good chemistry with Miles Teller. However, her character was rather poorly written as she was supposed to be quirky, I guess, but she ended up being actually slightly hysteric and often rather annoying. Eventually, it felt like a missed opportunity to deliver something empowering, showing that a young woman can handle such an online one-night stand without freaking out or being described as a major slut. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch though and I think it might be worth a look but only if you really like the genre. 

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Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 28 July 2020 08:24