All Nighter (2017)

All buddy-movies are essential love stories. This one is no different. Here it starts when the no-nonsense, workaholic, government type, Frank (J.K. Simmons), needs the help of the flakey, sensitive, banjo playing, Martin (Emile Hirsch). Frank’s daughter, Martin’s now ex-girlfriend, has disappeared, and Frank is worried.

As the pair set out on a quest to find Ginnie (Lio Tipton), getting into all kinds of amusing scrapes and gentle setbacks, they inevitably learn something profound from their opposite. There’s nothing here you haven’t seen a dozen times before, but Simmons is always a fun watch, and Hirsch’s wounded dog is his perfect foil.


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