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All Nighter (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 March 2017 (USA)
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A workaholic father who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in LA, only to discover that she's disappeared, is forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend to find her over the course of one transformative night.

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Ginnie
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Kelly
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Jimothy
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Gary
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Roberta
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Tracy
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Lizzie
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Dean the Waiter
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Six months after that awkward introductory dinner with the tough and workaholic father of his girlfriend Ginnie, Martin, a talented but broke banjo musician, finds Mr Gallo knocking on his door looking for his daughter. Still heartbroken after breaking up with Ginnie, single and clueless, Martin will have no other choice but to hit the road and form an improbable search party with his ex-father-in-law, in an all-night adventure all over west Hollywood. Eventually, by the end of the night, the team will learn how to leave the past behind, move on, and most importantly, open their eyes and live. Nevertheless, where could Ginnie be? Written by Nick Riganas

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The fastest way to get over an ex? Stay up all night with her dad!

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual material, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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The adult film actress featured in the laptop scene at Martin and Jimothy's apartment is Shawna Leneé. See more »

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At the end Hirsch is playing the banjo on stage but is fingering notes and chords outside of the capo which is further down the neck of his banjo. See more »

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Gary: Shit! Because it's... it's frustrating, 'cause you don't trust me like I trust you! Because all you wanna do is sit around watching "Game of Thrones" and fantasize about Jaime Lannister! You do! You want to bang the shit out of Jaime Lannister! That's fine! I don't get mad at you, because I get it! Even with one hand, he's beautiful!
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A comedy? I didn't think so.
14 July 2017 | by (Kortessem,Belgium) – See all my reviews

"Uh, it's just up that-a-way. That's gotta be the 15th f*cking time you said "that-a-way." Are you Hopalong Cassidy? Who's Hopalong Cassidy?"

"All nighter" is a movie that isn't really bad, but at the same time it's not good either. There are times that I'm lying in my lazy sofa in the weekends, carelessly zapping all channels on my television to see if there's something on it. And then I come across an unknown movie with a famous person playing in it. And after a while I realize that it's not much of a movie anyway. But because I'm too lazy to search for another channel, I watch the movie until the end and finally go to bed without realizing what it was about anyway. Well, "All nighter" is that kind of movie.

The moment J.K. Simmons appeared on the screen, I had a cheer moment and I thought it might be a good movie. Twenty minutes later, I realized J.K. Simmons wasn't playing such a fascinating role as in "Whiplash". He still looks rather strict and discipline-demanding because of his specific looks and bald head. These characteristics were suitable while playing the role of Mr. Gallo, father of a lovely girl called Ginnie (Analeigh Tipton) who's dating Martin (Emile Hirsch), a banjo-playing vegetarian loser. Already during their first meeting at the dinner table, Mr. Gallo consciously or unconsciously looked contemptuously at Martin. When he knocks on Martin's front-door 6 months later to ask where his daughter is hanging out, Martin appears to know nothing about her whereabouts (they aren't a couple anymore, it seems). And this is the beginning of a nightly journey along places where Ginnie was spotted the last time.

Well, if the word cliché hadn't been invented yet, it surely would have happened now. Actually all aspects that appear in this movie have already been used elsewhere. Two totally different persons, each of whom have chosen a different path in their life, are forced to tolerate each other's company a complete night. Obviously, as the night progresses, the two start to have more and more respect for each other. Intense life stories are exchanged. They accidentally discover common interests. And before you know it, all prejudices are set aside and they become friends for life.

Emile Hirsch (who did an excellent job in "Just Jim" in my opinion) is such a typical alternativo who doesn't aim for a well-paid job to build a carefree future. No, he rather spends his days picking' his banjo. To Frank's horror Martin is also a vegetarian, he's allergic to a lot of things and he's a klutz. Probably his daughter drew the same conclusion and exchanged him for a seemingly wealthy yuppie with whom she goes to Bora-Bora.

Perhaps this would-be comedy might be more interesting if Frank and Martin met some fascinating people on their nightly journey. Unfortunately, most characters are extremely annoying individuals. Jimothy (Jon Daly) the junkie who only wears his underpants and a bathrobe while being stoned all the time. Roberta (Christian Scale) and Gary (Taran Kilam), the bickering couple, with Gary showing a rather unhealthy interest for Ginnie. Trevor (Jon Bass) is an arrogant guy who deserved a smack in the face. And then there were a few more supporting roles. The only function they had was to show Frank and Martin the way.

"All nighter" could have been an enjoyable comedy, provided there would be some humor in it. And that's what's missing. There was nothing worth a chuckle or a modest smile. It felt forced and corny. Even Gary's consumption of a large quantity of hallucination-producing mushrooms and his behavior afterwards, wasn't funny. Deep inside, I hoped he would choke in it. And so they move from one place to another where Ginnie no longer comes or works. Frank acts reserved with the heart-broken Martin in tow. And eventually, the reason for Ginnie's absence is quite ordinary and everything works out just fine. I thought "Meet the fockers" (also a future-son-in-law-meets-future-father-in-law disaster scenario) was painful to watch. But this one isn't inferior to the latter. Luckily it was a short pain this time, because this negligible movie lasted only 80 minutes.

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