By: Billy Joynt | July 16th, 2020


'The Sunlit Night' releases on digital on July 17th, 2020.

The Sunlit Night is about an aspiring painter from New York City who travels to the farthest reaches of Arctic Norway for an assignment she hopes that will invigorate her work and expand her horizons.

Jenny Slate really brings an awesome lead to this movie. She makes you want to watch her character experience things and watch the character develop into a new better self. Slate knows how to hold attention, and just makes you feel as the character actually feels.

Zach Galifianakis brings his normal comic self to the movie. While we all know he knows how to play a somewhat awkward but likable character, he does the same for this movie. While his character is subtle throughout the film, it does help break up tension and slow dramatic parts in the movie. Maybe more Galifianakis would have helped in the movie. It could have eased some tension and make it more upbeat.

This film seems like they added different elements just to mesh together that didn't seem to help move the story of Slate's character. It does have a short runtime, so they could have added more into the movie to help develop the scenes that seemed to be added, or sometimes just cut too quickly. One scene features Slate having dinner talking and then it just cuts, it seemed to be in the middle of them eating and talking, not really sure why they just stopped the scene.

The vast scenery is amazing to see in this movie. The visual aspects you watch makes you want to get up and travel. Something most of us probably want to do right about now, so this movie will help you with that part of your life right now. So credit is due to the camera work on this film, and the scenes they are able to capture.

While this movie does have some slow parts, so slow we are actually watching paint dry, it is one not to be missed. If you are a fan of those indie style movies, this one will be perfect to watch on a Tuesday night with some vegan popcorn.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5


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