Paramount Home Media Distribution has selected Sept. 15 as the street date for the DVD debut of writer/director Patrick Brice’s surprise Sundance Film Festival hit comedy, The Overnight.
After bouncing out of Sundance last January with all sorts of positive critical buzz, The Overnight began working the festival circuit and then finished with a limited theatrical break in June — The Orchard handled the major metro run — now Paramount has scooped it up for the home entertainment market place.
For the record, ticket sales were right at $1 million and the ARR is a swift-to-market 88 days.
Words like “awkward,” “weird” and “strange” are often associated with both filmgoer comments and critic’s reviews. Whether professional or just theatre patrons, the agreement is almost universal. The Overnight is one strange — and we might add, briskly-paced — comedy!
Alex (Adam Scott — as Ben in the Parks and Recreation comedy series, plus such films as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Stepbrothers, etc.) and Emily (Taylor Schilling — as Piper in Orange is the New Black, plus such films as Argo, Atlas Shrugged: Part I, Dark Matter) are thirty-something yuppies (or whatever they are calling them these days — Millennials???) that have just moved to Los Angeles with their young son and are exploring their new neighborhood when they bump into Kurt (Jason Schwartzman — The Grand Budapest Hotel, Saving Mr. Banks, Rushmore) and his son at the park.
The kids hit it off and Kurt, who seems to know no boundaries, invites the couple over for dinner at his place. How to you say no to someone who will not take no for an answer? This is a comedy — a strange, weird and awkward comedy — but if you didn’t know any better, our boy Kurt could just as easily be a serial killer.
Since he won’t take no for an answer, Alex and Emily have little choice but to accept his invitation. Later they arrive at his place and are introduced to his wife, Charlotte (Judith Godrèche) and things seem to be going fairly well — as normal as could be expected from a host such as Kurt.
But the night is young … and things progress to the strange side after Kurt and Charlotte suggest that the boys be put to bed, while Alex and Emily stick around for some after dinner activities!
Also on getting a Sept. 15 release date is an ode to all things Abby Sciuto! For those in the know, that’s Pauley Perrette’s long-standing character on NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Paramount has a three-disc DVD collection titled NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service - The Best of Abby ready for fans to enjoy on that date.
Included in the collection are a dozen of her standout episodes … bonus goodies include introductions to each episode, four selected episode commentaries and the featurette titled “From Pauley To Abby: Hairspray, Lipstick And Tattoos.”