1 Night full movie review - Not Your Average Romantic Drama
1 Night is a unique movie that stands out in a genre dominated by Nicholas Sparks clichés and overused plot lines.
Director Minhal Baig is put at the helm of a scenario in which a 30 something aged struggling couple are contrasted against a pair of high school seniors who are just finding out what it means to love. The script for 1 Night makes it an easy enough plot to follow with a clear commentary for the audience. As the two couples inevitably cross paths, the older couple reflects on fonder days and the future is foreshadowed for what lies ahead of the younger pair. At points it would seem that the film pushes it over the top and never delves too deep into any of the characters themselves despite compelling performances from the actors. Had this been the end of 1 Night, it would have gone down as just another forgettable rom-dram. Yet Baig is able to weave what appears at first as a rudimentary love story into something truly unique by placing his own charming take on it. Suddenly the characters become more lively and their evident vagueness actually winds up making them more relatable and allows the plot to develop. The plot is turned from a try-hard attempt into a thought provoking effort. It all comes together to create something special. I applaud this indie for taking a chance to do something different with a film. For this 1 Night is elevated from "OK" to an absolutely great film. You will definitely want to add this flick to your must watch list.