When two siblings discover their seemingly normal mom is a former thief in witness protection who has been forced to pull one last job, they team up to rescue her over the course of an action-packed night.
Have you seen “The Long Kiss Goodnight”? Well, here we have a bit of a different take on that formula. It’s far more comedic, family friendly and fun, and the amnesia element is exchanged for witness protection, but the similarities are there.
I actually had a lot of fun watching this movie, and right now, we could all use a bit of fun.
It’s well put together in all aspects, and visually looks great. Directed by Trish Sie who has done quite a few music videos, it’s no surprise that it has a visually appealing look. And written by first timer, Sarah Rothschild, the script is actually pretty good for a debut writer. There’s nothing overly complicated, but everything flows well.
The cast is great. Joe Manganiello is fantastic, and I’m not sure why he doesn’t get cast as a modern day action hero. He has the look for it – he’s huge. Ken Marino is absolutely hilarious in his role as the bumbling husband/father who is completely out of the loop. The kids, they’re pretty good at what they’re doing, and a couple of them will have bright futures.
For me though, it’s all about Malin Akerman. This actress is absolutely stunning, and I could, and do, watch her in everything she does. Drama, comedy, action – she can do it all. She’s brilliant.
The Sleepover is a Netflix Original – whatever that means these days – regardless, the quality of their output has certainly been raised lately. The casting is on point, and visually, it’s exciting.
As far as “lockdown” viewing goes, you could do much worse.