Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton star in this story about a young woman named Megan who meets a guy named Alec online both with no intention to settle down, just a quick hook up with no strings attached. Barricaded into Alec’s Brooklyn apartment by a mass of winter snow Megan must endure a day and another evening with Alec hence the title of the film Two Night Stand.
Living with an avid Miles Teller fan, it was a good choice of film for me to watch and after the recent success of Whiplash this gave me another reason to give this film a go. Living in a world where casual relationships are just an app away this narrative briefly looks at the current rise of internet dating and the importance of watching the weather forecast.
Tipton plays Megan, she has hit a wall in her life both personally and professionally. She signs up for a one night hook up. There she meets Alec portrayed by Teller, after a quick web cam gander at his apartment and a glance at Alec’s modestly attractive facade she heads to Brooklyn. When nature strikes the next morning… I’m sure you can guess the rest?
The two actors are at a point in their careers where their faces are popping up more and more. More so for Teller, with a BAFTA rising star nomination under his belt and J. K. Simmons singing his praises for his performance in Whiplash. As performances go, they did what they could with what they had and I fail to commend the direction.
I must confess though this film had a certain charm to it although none that I could relate to. We almost grasp emotion but the moments slip between the looseness of the narrative. It has its moments but moments is all I can say.
I found the whole narrative to be obvious like I knew what was coming, it is however full of random occurrences that are surprising but welcomed, sometimes.
Silent cheers for this snow day.
Director: Max Nichols
Starring: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton
Running Time: 86 minutes
Release Date: 13th February 2015