When you are a night owl searching for a flick to watch in bed, what’s more fitting than a movie called Night Owls?
It is yet another story of boy meets girl.
Boy sleeps with girl.
Boy finds out she is crazy.
Whether or not art is imitating life, or life is imitating art is a tricky question in this case. One thing is known though, is this movie probably won’t be remembered as art. Madeline and Kevin are foes throughout. Adam Pally seems like he was told to do his best impression of Seth Rogan. Rosa Salazar seems like she was told to do her best impression of Aubrey Plaza.
The problem is, neither are funny.
Neither are believable playing it serious. For something as serious as the event that happens ten minutes in, I would expect to see more panic on both sides.
I’m not saying the acting is terrible. It’s okay. The best they can do is work with the material given to them. For most of the film, they are the only two characters struggling against each other on a single set.
In movies, opposites attract. Throughout the film, I didn’t really think Kevin or Madeline felt anything towards each other. Here, it seems they keep a disdain for each other up until the end. Madeline doesn’t show any real closure with her previous flame. Kevin doesn’t truly conquer his obstacle, not unless you count pouting off away from the conflict.
The movie sort of ends where it begins.
A more interesting movie would have been what happens next. At least then, we could have watched a change in the characters.
Movie Rating: 5/10 mace sprays in the face