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Two Night Stand (2014)

By Newguy

two night standDirector: Max Nichols

Writer: Mark Hammer (Screenplay)

Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Miles Teller, Jessica Szohr, Scott Mescudi, Berto Colon, Josh Salatin, Kellyn Lindsay

 

Plot: A snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand as the blizzard goes through the night.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Unrealistic Romantic Comedy

 

Story: Two Night Stand starts by having Megan (Tipton) try to sneak out of a one night stand with Alec (Teller) before setting off the alarm. We learn from the opening credits that the two have met online through a dating site. We then seem to flashback to Megan signing up to the dating site, struggling to find a job and with her roommate Faiza (Szohr) trying to set her up on a one night stand.

Failing to get into the bar Megan returns home to try and find a guy off the internet for a hook up, cue the clichéd photos people put online and awful dating text talk, before meeting a guy who takes her interest early on, seriously online dating isn’t this easy. Megan actually agrees to meet up with Alec after a very quick few messages and gets her one night stand.

And we are back to the start with the awkward wakeup call between the two. The two find out they have no in chemistry and very judgemental towards each other, leaving the two stuck at Alec’s apartment. The two try to make the most of the situation but things continue to feel awkward and we resort to getting high because as I always say not everyone gets high. The drugs work and help they get along better and instead of fighting about things turns into discussing them.

Megan and Alec decide to use the chance to work on each other’s strength and weakness in the bed room so that next time they can be better for their future partners. With the weakness in the air they decide to put it into practice where they suddenly start to get along better. As many romantic comedies go we are left with the chance of them falling for each other but there is always a problem stopping them.

Two Night Stand puts us through cliché after cliché for the genre leading us, well me personally to question nearly every decision these two characters make. I think the basic idea is solid enough but you would have thought we could have had some sort of chemistry between the two before just meeting up, the internet dating doesn’t just work after five minutes seriously it doesn’t, but I did like how it showed her to be picky which is actuate. I also feel the use of drug is not necessary because not everyone does drugs. The end also disappointed because why would they stay together after what he has done she is walking into a mistake and he is walking into a nightmare, it was just so unrealistic it will make you angry. (3/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Analeigh Tipton: Megan young lady fresh out of college but no idea what to do with her future, she still hasn’t really got over breaking up with her fiancée so she decides to go on a one night stand. After finding out she has nothing in common with the guy she regrets it but after being trapped she stays with him for another day and she opens up more starting to realize she likes the guy. Analeigh doesn’t look like she should be a leading lady yet. (3/10)

 

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Miles Teller: Alec who agrees to have the one night stand, he is very laid back as well as getting by well enough, he tries to bond with Megan but struggles to get through to her. He is hiding a secret that could shatter any further romance between the two. After Whiplash it is hard not to see just how good Miles could be, this isn’t him showing off enough of his talent. (5/10)

 

Support Cast: Two Night Stand really only had a couple for comic relief who don’t really get seen enough either.

 

Director Review: Max Nichols – Max creates a very simple rom com that really doesn’t push you to care enough. (4/10)

 

Comedy: Two Night Stand has a few laughing moments but not enough really. (4/10)

Romance: Two Night Stand has no real romantic ideas it almost has the anti-romantic ideas. (4/10)

Chemistry: Two Night Stand does well with the chemistry because they both don’t seem to have it which is meant to be the situation but grows as the film continues. (5/10)

Settings: Two Night Stand uses New York like so many rom coms before it have add in the trapped giving us their time together only. (7/10)

Suggestion: Two Night Stand is one to skip I think, it doesn’t offer anything new and is very predictable. (Skip It)

 

Best Part: Internet filling out of the forms.

Worst Part: How quick she found a date.

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

Tagline: Before love. After sex.

 

Overall: This romantic comedy really does come up dry on the laughs, comedy and realism ideas which are three key ingredients needed for this genre.

Rating 

30


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