Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)
1h 40min | Drama, Romance | 24 January 2017 (USA)
An examination of the romantic life of a young man in New York City and his sometimes fleeting, sometimes profound experiences with the women he encounters.
Director: Chadd Harbold
Writer: Chadd Harbold
Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Ella Rae Peck, Paten Hughes
Upon first look, this seems like a romantic comedy, a fling of a playboy with several women. As you get deeper into it though you see this is not a nice guy. Women are like stepping stones into the nothing that is his ever elusive future. Director Chadd Harbold seems interested in manhood and what it’s all about. By the way, he is also writer and producer on this. I saw this film because it was on Netflix. I am not sure it was ever in a theater.
The protagonist is a hot guy and I think a lot of women would love to go out with him. When he’s done with them, he’ll do whatever he can to push them away. It’s that behavior that makes it interesting to me. I kept wondering what he would do as he went to the next one again and again and so on and so on. Frankly, that was never my life. I was never devastatingly handsome and able to string women along. I found this film a little dull and hard to relate with I guess for that reason. I learned when you love someone you should hold on. I’m not sure what the message of this film is.