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      One Night Stand

      R Released Nov 14, 1997 1h 42m Drama List
      34% Tomatometer 32 Reviews 39% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes) makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi (Ming-Na Wen), and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie (Robert Downey Jr.), who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat run-ins with a beautiful woman, Karen (Nastassja Kinski), and eventually sleeps with her. Though he goes home the next day and doesn't return until a year later, Carlyle's infidelity still lingers. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Mike Clark USA Today The acting hits all the right notes, especially Wesley Snipes as a married man drawn into a fling with a stranger (Nastassja Kinski) and Robert Downey Jr. in a stripped-down portrait of a gay man dying of AIDS. Rated: 3/4 Jan 9, 2018 Full Review Jason Bailey Vice Figgis most adroitly keys in on the delicacy and tentativeness of his main couple's interactions, most of them non-verbal, and how they accumulate into an attraction that neither can ignore-not that they want to. Nov 27, 2017 Full Review Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: D+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Dan DiNicola The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY) A fine, perceptive drama starring Wesley Snipes as a married man who realizes he has been living a life of self-deception. Rated: A- Jan 10, 2023 Full Review Malcolm Johnson Hartford Courant Showcases one of Figgis' primary strengths: his gift for drawing superb performances from actors. Apr 10, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      imonly t I LOVED this movie. It was a great vehicle and change of pace for both Snipes and Kinski as well as the co-starring players Ming-Na Wen who shined like the bright star, she is and should be starring in film and TV constantly. Kudos to Kyle MacLachlan, Robert Downey Jr. and anything Thomas Haden Church does is a gem. I loved the combo of drama, romance, honesty and sensitivity along with a natural course of temptation all the way being guided by the direction and writing skills of Mike Figgis. I'm shocked that it got such a low score on some platforms. I've seen this flick a few times because I love it so much and after writing this, I think I'm going to watch it yet again. It's quality screen time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn't enjoy this movie at all. The plot is dull and unoriginal and I was always just wanting to know what was happening to RDJ's character. They used him and what his character was going through to get two people who are married to others together. Which is sooooooooooo stupid he is going through something serious and the movie barely focuses on it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Boring relationship drama with occasionally funny moments, intentional or otherwise. The acting is solid all around. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/02/19 Full Review Audience Member ah 1997 how can you hate anything from that time, when literally everything sucks now!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/25/19 Full Review Audience Member This movie is a stereotypical relationship drama about infidelity and how it impacts relationships. It takes way too long for the one night stand to occur, and the movie goes through some of the most elaborate plot conveniences and coincidences just to figure out a way of thrusting these two characters at one another. It’s as if the movie is trying to justify their actions because so many things happen to lead them to this place. I almost started laughing because the title of the movie tells you what is coming, but they are going through the motions so much before they finally make it happen. Then they transition into the long sequences of guilt and marriage breakdown, because that’s what the cliché requires. This is close to a Lifetime movie in how obvious and convenient the plot is structured. The final predictable shift in the movie is to the inevitable awkward meeting of the lovers, with their spouses in tow, which leads to uncomfortable glances and no one speaking like a normal human being. It always amazes me how terrible people in movies are at acting like there’s nothing weird going on. Like, have these people never lied before in their lives? The most frustrating aspect of One Night Stand is that they utilize a homosexual best friend who is dying of AIDS as a plot device to bring everything to a head. It cheapens something that should be genuine and emotional. But this movie has no problem with cheapening real things. The manipulative way they wrap everything up as if it’s supposed to be this perfect happy ending that works out for everyone, made me laugh out loud. I won’t even talk about the stupid voiceover that Wesley Snipe utilizes several times for no reason at all, a couple of times even breaking the fourth wall and talking right to camera. The whole movie is a mess, and no one has any reason to watch it unless you want to laugh at it, or enjoy the few scenes with Robert Downey, Jr. that are heartfelt and sincere. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/16/18 Full Review Audience Member February 5th-6th 2017 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes) makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi (Ming-Na Wen), and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie (Robert Downey Jr.), who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat run-ins with a beautiful woman, Karen (Nastassja Kinski), and eventually sleeps with her. Though he goes home the next day and doesn't return until a year later, Carlyle's infidelity still lingers.
      Director
      Mike Figgis
      Producer
      Mike Figgis, Ben Myron
      Screenwriter
      Mike Figgis
      Distributor
      New Line Cinema
      Production Co
      New Line Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 14, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.6M
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1), 35mm
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