The Night Is Young | Four lovelorn Los Angelenos hit the town in this rambling romcom

The Night is Young Kelen Coleman Matt Jones Dave Hill Eloise Mumford
(Image credit: © 2016 Hill Jones Productions L)

The Night is Young Kelen Coleman Matt Jones Dave Hill Eloise Mumford

Low-key, low-budget romantic comedy The Night Is Young finds two pairs of love-seeking male and female friends hooking up in a Los Angeles bar and spending a rambling night on the town together. Their escapades are hardly a laugh riot, but the quartet - depressed actor Matt, frustrated writer Dave (played by the film’s co-writers and directors Matt Jones and Dave Hill), waitress/wannabe actress Syd (Eloise Mumford) and grounded market analyst Amy (Kelen Coleman) – manage to tread a fine line between being irritating and endearing. As a bonus, Allison Janney pops up along the way to deliver a brisk cameo as an upbeat, philosophical Uber driver.

Certificate 15. Runtime 86 mins. Directors Dave Hill, Matt Jones

The Night Is Young is available on DVD & Digital from Precision Pictures.

Jason Best

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.