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‘Two Night Stand’ Review: Starring Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton & Jessica Szohr

There has yet to be a Miles Teller role I have not liked. From 2010’s Rabbit Hole to this year’s Divergent, Teller has impressed in several movies. Analeigh Tipton is an actress we’ve seen in supporting roles, but has yet to tackle a leading role in a film. But seeing her work in 2011’s Crazy Stupid Love, it makes sense her first lead would be in a romantic comedy. In a directorial debut from Max Nichols, Two Night Stand tells a story about love life in the digital age.

Two New York twenty-somethings meet in an online dating chat and decide to meet up for a spontaneous hook up that night. Megan (Analeigh Tipton) has just gotten out of a serious relationship with her boyfriend and her roommate Faiza (Jessica Szohr) has been begging her to get out and try something new or get into the world of online dating. Megan meets Alec (Miles Teller) on her dating site chat room and after a quick video chat where he shows her his non-serial killer apartment in Brooklyn, she agrees to meet him there knowing it will only be a one night stand.

When Megan and Alec wake up the next morning, they discover that a snowpacalypse has hit the city, which causes Megan to be stuck inside Alec’s apartment. What was supposed to be just a one time hookup, that both of them claim they have never done before, turns into a weekend the near-strangers are forced to spend together.

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Miles Teller is fantastic in everything and we all know he can lead a romantic comedy after watching him in 2013’s The Spectacular Now, but the big question going into Two Night Stand is, “Can Analeigh Tipton handle a starring role?” After super supporting role work in Crazy Stupid Love and 2013’s Warm Bodies, we wondered what the actress would have in store next, but the answer to the question is yes! Tipton can definitely carry a film. Teller and Tipton have warm and fun chemistry throughout the film and although sometimes the screenplay had cheesy moments, the duo was able to make it feel genuine and natural. You root for these two to be together despite their flaws that are revealed throughout their getting to know each other.

If you’re a fan of Miles Teller and/or Analeigh Tipton’s work, you’ll most likely enjoy them here in Two Night Stand. Though there is some generic dialogue and clichéd moments throughout, the film remains charming, pleasant and sweet. Certainly worth a watch if you adore romantic comedies and if you can relate to love life in the modern and digital age.

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