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The Forgotten Adam Scott Comedy You Can Stream On Amazon

Perhaps best known for the role of Ben Wyatt, the coworker-turned-lover of protagonist Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) in "Parks and Recreation," Adam Scott has been in an impressive number of mostly comedic films and TV shows, some more recognized than others. One such comedy you may have missed is 2015's "The Overnight," which, thanks to its inclusion with Amazon Prime Video, you have the perfect opportunity to catch up on.

Starring Scott and Taylor Schilling ("Orange Is the New Black") as Alex and Emily, both newcomers to Los Angeles, "The Overnight" sees the couple stay over at an eccentric couple's house, where things take a turn for the raunchy and bizarre. Jason Schwartzman ("Rushmore," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") and Judith Godrèche ("The Spanish Apartment," "The Man in the Iron Mask") play the opposite couple, Kurt and Charlotte.

If you've seen this type of "sex comedy" before, you may be wondering what novelty "The Overnight" can provide that any other similar film before it can't. As it turns out, there's a lot this movie has to offer.

The Overnight is a short, not-so-sweet comedy that's as funny as it is uncomfortable

Directed and written by Patrick Brice, who also directed the "Creep" movies as well as the multigenre HBO anthology series "Room 104," "The Overnight" proves Brice has the chops for comedy as well, albeit while making the audience no less uncomfortable in the process. Helped along by all four lead actors being hilarious in their own trademark ways, the film's increasing absurdity and inappropriateness makes for a great time, as long as you're not watching with any kids or innocent-hearted people in the room. It also won't take up the entire evening, as it only clocks in at an hour and 19 minutes.

Winning an 82% "Certified Fresh" critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes along with a less enthusiastic 54% audience score, "The Overnight" isn't one to miss out on. As Andy Crump writes for Paste Magazine, "It's also hilarious, though more often than not you'll find that you're laughing either to mask or dispel your own self-consciousness. Brice spends his eighty minute run time working up to one big punchline that in retrospect announces itself in the first act, but it's a great punchline, and the cringe comedy peppered in between the film's comic bookends carries us along with naughty buoyancy."

"The Overnight" is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.