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"THE SUNLIT NIGHT"
(2020) (Jenny Slate, Fridtjov Saheim) (Not Rated)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A young woman travels to northern Norway to work for a once-famous artist she hopes will inspire her own work.
PLOT:

Frances Cohen (JENNY SLATE) is a young woman who lives in a cramped New York apartment with her sister, Gaby (ELISE KIBLER), and their parents, Levi (DAVID PAYMER) and Mirela (JESSICA HECHT). Wanting to be an artist like her parents, Frances' life could be better at the moment. Not only has she just broken up with her boyfriend to learn that her sister is newly engaged, but their parents have announced they're separating and a job she had lined up in Tokyo has fallen through.

Accordingly, she jumps at the chance to get away from it all when a summer job working for Norwegian artist Nils (FRIDTJOV SAHEIM) is offered to her. It's not long before she arrives in the small but uber picturesque coast of Lofoten where she meets her new dour boss who informs her that she'll be helping paint a barn as an art exhibit he hopes will put him back on the map. With her living quarters being an RV outside Nils' house and forced to work twelve-hours days to meet Nils' deadline, Frances has little time for her own art, but does manage to sneak off to the nearby Viking reenactment village and museum run by an American who goes by the Viking name of Haldor (ZACH GALIFIANAKIS).

There, she ends up meeting Russian immigrant turned American Yasha (ALEX SHARP) who's there to give his late father the Viking funeral he always wanted, and isn't pleased to see his mother, Olyana (GILLIAN ANDERSON), show up, what with her having never joined them in New York. As Frances contends with Nil's work demands and tries to strike up more than a passing relationship with Yasha, she gets busy doing her own artwork, hoping to be inspired by her new surroundings.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
It's possible some older teens might show some interest, but it doesn't seem likely this is on most kid's radar screens.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: Not Rated
While not rated, it's the equivalent of an R for sexual content, nudity and language.


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