“The Overnight”: Getting into the swing of things


“The Overnight” opens Friday at Star Cinemas. R, 1:20, three stars out of four.

Making friends with another couple is hard. Even if you like one of them, you might not like the other half as much, and then your spouse has to like both of them. And then each of them, of course, have to like both of you. And then you have to make sure that the other couple isn’t secretly luring you into some sort of “Eyes Wide Shut”-style sexcapade. Because that can get awkward.

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“Hot Tub Time Machine 2”: You can’t go foam again


“Hot Tub Time Machine 2” opens Friday at Point, Eastgate and Star Cinema. R, 1:33, one and a half stars out of four.

I loved the first “Hot Tub Time Machine.” I gave it a four-star review, seriously, calling it “stupid but brilliant.” I still stand by that.

But if I could, I would travel back in time and tell my 2010 movie-reviewing self to dial that review down a couple of notches. Just in case it somehow encouraged the making of this lame sequel five years later.

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“A.C.O.D.”: Breaking up is hard to do with a straight face


A.C.O.D. opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. R, 1:27, three stars out of four.

“A.C.O.D.” is a movie that might properly described as “sitcommy,” although that speaks less to problems with the movie than just how good sitcoms are these days. With sharp writing and acting, including two of the stars of “Parks and Recreation,” “A.C.O.D.” (“Adult Child of Divorce”) is in the tradition of everything from “I Love Lucy” to “Modern Family,” an amusing collision between insufferable people and those who try to suffer them. It’s more a situation than a story, but a pretty funny situation.

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