Thirty-something Elizabeth (Anna Camp) must decide whether to salvage her relationship with Drew (Justin Chatwin) after much personal disappointment. Meanwhile, Bea (Isabelle Fuhrman), a worrisome teenager, reconnects with her introverted childhood friend, Andy (Kyle Allen) to overcome their difference in high school status following their prom. Past and present collide as two couples explore love over the course of one night at a hotel.
What We Thought:
1 Night is kind of odd and doesn’t quite make sense, but it’s also sweet and enjoyable. The cast is good even if I don’t think the math adds up in the film.
Look at the picture? Would you say any of these people are supposed to be each other? The two women have different hair colors. They all have different names yet, I think, they are supposed to be older and younger versions of each other.
Other than that twist, I did like the movie overall. You have one couple fighting to see if their relationship is worth saving. You have two classmates who were once friends, but grew apart because of popularity and personalities. They reconnect on prom night and realize they have more in common than they thought.
That’s what I liked about this film, it’s realistic and honest. You can completely understand the fight happening with the older couple. If you’ve ever gotten to the point in a relationship where you need to figure out if it’s worth staying or better off leaving, you’ll totally understand their dynamic.
Same for the younger couple. Friends can grow apart especially in their teen years. The boy is an outcast, into photography. She seemed popular and pretty. It makes sense they wouldn’t be spending time together anymore, but now that school is ending, they realize they are still alike in certain ways.
But then there is that twist which just doesn’t make sense to me. I have to spoil it a little bit to get my point across so if you don’t want to know, skip ahead. The older couple seems to go back in time to make sure their younger selves get together. The younger girl shows the boy a drawing she made of a time machine and when they try a trick, nothing happens. The movie ends with the older couple making it work or at least it appears that way. If they are all each other, why do they have different names? Why do the women look nothing alike? The guys sort of do, I guess I can believe that, but the women, no.
1 Night is a hard movie to talk about. Do I recommend it? I don’t know. The twist part makes no sense to me, but the relationships/characters are very relatable. Try it for yourself I guess.
Cast & Crew:
- ANNA CAMP
- JUSTIN CHATWIN
- SABELLE FUHRMAN
- KYLE ALLEN