Night Has Settled

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In 1983, 13-year-old Oliver Nicholas is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-time sex, alcohol and love in New York City when Aida, the family housekeeper and his only true motherly figure, has a traumatizing stroke. What was supposed to be an exhilarating rite of passage - diving into the exciting, fast-paced world of first experiences - is quickly skewed by an incomprehensible depression. Surrounded by strong women - his untraditional Spanish mother more interested in being a confidante than mother his sister, a comedic, door-slamming tormentor, navigating her parent's divorce in her own disastrous ways and Aida, the silver-haired emotional focal point now on the verge of death - Oliver struggles to maintain both his sanity and his role as "man of the house." With his best friends and all their bad influences by his side, Oliver experiences attacks of mania, drunkenness, first love, betrayal, migraine-inducing masturbation, virginity, and the loss of a close friend, all in the hopes of surviving this New York-style baptism by fire.

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Cast

Pilar López de Ayala
as Luna Nicholas
Spencer List
as Oliver Nicholas
Courtney Baxter
as Adriana Nicholas
Eric Nelsen
as Valerio

Critic Reviews for Night Has Settled

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  • Sure, there's nothing new to the rebellion and acting out that comes with puberty and growing older, but by framing it within the scope of this particular familial structure, it allows the film to be more than just your typical coming-of-age drama.

    Sep 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Where Night Has Settled succeeds best is in the language, the left-unsaids and what-might-have-beens between characters, and in the disquieting textures of a too-close mother/son relationship.

    Sep 2, 2014 | Full Review…

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