Welcome to another edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's film is the 2015 dark comedy, Night Owls.
l stumbled upon this movie on Netflix recently, and for whatever reason, I've had a penchant for watching dark comedies and other movies involving suicide and the end of the world. What I think makes this a solid premise for a story is that it forces characters to confront their issues with themselves and each other. I must say though, it can get kind of depressing.
The premise of this film is that a young man, Kevin (Adam Pally) and woman, Madeline (Rosa Salazar) have a one night stand but soon, Kevin realizes that something else entirely is going on when Kevin stumbles upon Madeline trying to kill herself. What follows is a long night of Kevin and Madeline struggling to come to terms with each of their own lives.
I enjoyed this movie. It's the sort of small, contained, personal story that is hard to find nowadays. All it entails is two characters in a house talking. What it accomplishes though is impressive. It's not a perfect movie, but it is entertaining enough as it explores the effect of committing too much of our happiness to other people. We are all flawed, and we need to create happiness for ourselves.
I don't want to spoil any more of the movie. As always, half the fun is the revelations that happen over the course of the plot.
You can stream Night Owls right now on Netflix.