Review: ‘1 Night’ with Anna Camp just short of being an indie gem

1 Night was digitally released on February 10, 2017.

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1 Night focuses on two couples as they figure out their respective love lives for one night in a hotel. It’s a prom-themed movie, but you don’t actually see the prom, which is honestly great. 1 Night was littered with interesting ideas and soulful moments. However, certain storylines just needed more depth and exploration. There were so many moments throughout the film where you felt this burst of potential only to see it sizzle and fade away until the next short-lived burst.  Now, while the movie is not my fave, it’s decent to watch. 1 Night also marks the writer-director debut of Minhal Baig.

The camerawork was simple and so a lot of the movie focused and depended on the acting. Luckily, that was the most stellar part of the whole shebang. Anna Camp was especially incredible. The audience could see and understand just how frustrated, heartbroken, and pained her character, Elizabeth, was with her situation. An unhappy woman in her mid-30s feeling like she’s no longer in her prime is not a fun lady. Justin Chatwin, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Kyle Allen are also strong actors who each held their own.

This film is perfect for a rainy day at home with some wine and popcorn. 1 Night touches upon emotions we usually glide over because films play a funny montage or really loud background noise to distract us. If you’re like me, you may get annoyed at the low-budget feel of the movie, but you’ll appreciate what it brings to light.

Baig is definitely someone with talent and, in a few years, she’ll be a force to be reckoned with. Should Baig continue to develop her writing skills, her future works will definitely become cult classics.

1 Night is currently available on iTunes. Check out the trailer and follow 1 Night on Facebook and Twitter.

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Surya Cherian

Surya moved to Hollywood with two suitcases and a new haircut. Indian and Catholic, she’s always been a conundrum, but her sister says, “she’s alright.” Her fave shows are Gilmore Girls and Bones. Follow her on Twitter for nonstop craziness.

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