Two Night Stand [2014] ★★½

two night stand poster“Two Night Stand” is far from original, but it isn’t often one can describe a contemporary romantic comedy as “sweet”, and that’s the fitting adjective for this lightly likable film starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton. It’s so short, and so slight, that it may be better enjoyed at home on DVD or on a date night. The story is simple: Alec (Teller) meets Megan (Tipton) on an online dating site and after a quick webcam session, they decide to have a one night stand, something she’s never done before. The next morning a blizzard hits the city, trapping them in Alec’s cozy apartment. Is this a chance for them to get to know each other and go beyond the boundaries of a typical one-night stand? Well, obviously. But it’s the chemistry between Teller and Tipton that makes “Two Night Stand” worth watching.  By keeping his goals modest and his movie short, first time director Max Nichols may not have created something memorable, or startlingly original, but at least he’s given us a pleasant-enough romantic comedy. And that’s all that matters.

Rating: 2.5/4

Categories: 2.5/4, comedy

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