Overnight Reviews

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paul o.
Super Reviewer
½ February 4, 2012
The documentary is better than boondocks saints. Its a story of friends, trust, and money. Fantastic!
LorenzoVonMatterhorn
Super Reviewer
December 5, 2011
"There's More Than One Way To Shoot Yourself"

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

REVIEW
Overnight follows Hollywood urban legend Troy Duffy, a guy who went from bartender to the "next big thing" in the late 90s literally overnight with a prospective deal with Miramax for his cult script The Boondock Saints. Duffy was a member of a creative group who called themselves The Syndicate and two of the members were lucky (and smart) enough to document this period. They thought they were making a documentary about a unheard of rise to fame but instead chronicled the deranged dealings of an egomaniac unleashed. Some of the scenes in this movie are so cringe inducing (like nearly every frame Duffy is in). How a guy who has absolutely nothing to show for it can ramble on and on about how he is the impetus for all things positive happening and not to blame for anything negative is beyond me. How anyone listened to him after a series of self induced setbacks is even stranger. As the film progresses, the viewer is basically treated to a visual display of career suicide. Filmmakers Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith are interviewed on the disc and asked why no one ever took Duffy aside and told him he was ruining his big break. They answer that about midway through their experience that they decided the only thing salvageable from this destructive situation would be this documentary. They were right and this is an amazingly candid peak into the world of show business.
Super Reviewer
November 6, 2009
Overnight is a cautionary tale about the harsh reality of the film. It's also given extra theatrical strength due to the main character being one of almost complete fantasy. Duffy is the key element to his own demise. He's too sure of himself and has an attitude that only a mother could love. Trying to launch a film AND music career, one has to admire Duffy's drive, but not the fact he is almost unlikable. An underdog story that has you on the side of the huge money grabbing corporations just has to be watched. It's a great companion to The Boondok Saints. Saints was a great film, and ten years later, Duffy now has his sequel. Let's hope for a sequel to Overnight as well.
Super Reviewer
½ April 7, 2009
While watching this documentary I could not help but root for Duffy's downfall and quick descent into obscurity.
Super Reviewer
March 22, 2008
Smart documentary. It's a must see for any film student on what not to do when you have a big production deal. Also...Boondock Saints sucks.
Super Reviewer
December 8, 2006
Troy Duffy: As for my film career? Get used to it, 'cuz it ain't goin' anywhere. Period.

This is a documentary about Troy Duffy, the writer/director of Boondock Saints.

The documentary shows how Duffy was just an ordinary guy who worked at as a bartender and had written a screenplay that had caught the eye of producer Harvey Weinstein. From there, he is given the chance to make it into a movie as well as get his band going big time.

Unfortunately, Duffy becomes a egomaniac and the documentary chronicles his downward spiral from his initial success, leading to the small release for his film and the end of Hollywood and Duffy getting along.

Its fairly good, not too long, and interesting to see this side of a cult guy movie and how it got made to begin with.

Troy Duffy: [about his band's royalties] You deserve it, but you won't get it.
Super Reviewer
November 28, 2007
MEGLOMANIAC!! This is a great film that is a cautionary tale to everyone entering a high profile profession. Watching Troy Duffy burn bridges left and right was engrossing..and teaches a very valuable lesson.
Super Reviewer
September 4, 2007
An interesting documentary about Troy Duffy, the arrogant filmmaker of "The Boondock Saints". It's got true scenes of him being a jerk to those around him. It was fun to watch, but it doesn't make Troy look very good. It's a special rarely-seen insight to Hollywood movie production.
Super Reviewer
April 3, 2008
A trainwreck tale of a filmmaker eager to burn each and every bridge extended his way in Hollywood.
Super Reviewer
½ December 6, 2008
All you need to know about this movie is Don't fuck with Harvey Weinstein. Interesting documentary. The guy kind of deserved what he got. Weinstein FTW.
Super Reviewer
½ October 20, 2008
Very interesting story about a very unlikable man. Nothing special, but it was worth seeing, especially for those who don't particularly like The Boondock Saints.
Super Reviewer
February 13, 2008
Fascinating and very hard to watch. A must see for anyone who wants to make a career in film.
spaulsson
Super Reviewer
February 14, 2008
Interesting documentary altough I would have preferred if they focused more on the movie and less on the band.
Super Reviewer
January 30, 2008
Awesome doc about the artist as asshole. God, Troy Duffy is one of the most unlikable, egotistical and hilarious people to ever walk the face of the earth. I went to film school with people just like this guy.
½ August 5, 2011
troy duffy's sense of entitlement is astonishing and his ego knows no bounds. the writer & director of boondock saints displays his complete assholeness while he constantly runs his mouth about how awesome he is, how great he's going to be and how much everyone should love him. the documentary is not particularly well done but it follows duffy as he burns bridge after bridge in hollywood, which is quite fascinating to watch.
½ February 27, 2011
This was infinitely better than "The Boondock Saints" itself. The guy is quite a piece of work, and has no talent as is evident from the movie itself.
½ April 30, 2010
A good doc for movie fans. I am supprised that The Boondock Saints, a great movie, ever got made. Troy Duffy was given a great opportunity but screwed it up a burnt all of his bridges. His ego got in the way. I know people like this... unfortunatly.
December 2, 2009
WOW!!!!! amazing documentary. Troy Duffy looks like a real prick in this thing. it starts off with him saying nothing is more important than friendship and as his head gets bigger and bigger friendships start to mean jack shit to him, the friends who stood by his side and helped with his ventures all along the way he is screaming at and and asking them "do you really think you deserve any of this money?" I would love to hate this guy but the fact is he did make an increadible movie.
QueenCityFilms
Super Reviewer
November 9, 2009
Success doesn't change you. It just brings out who you really are...

Hmmm....

Troy Duffy's a fucking asshole then.

Decent documentary chronicling the downfall of The Boondock Saints director. He deserves the blacklisting from Hollywood...what he doesn't deserve is a sequel out in theaters now. The man should never be allowed near a film set again. Egomaniac prick.
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