Slamdance Film Review: Three Night Stand
Three Night Stand
Slamdance Film Festival
Director: Pat Kiely
Trying to get away for a weekend and focus on their relationship, Carl (Sam Huntington) takes his wife Sue (Meaghan Rath) to a mountain lodge for some skiing and wine tasting. Unfortunately for Carl, upon arrival, he discovers that his ex-girlfriend Robyn (Emmanuelle Chriqui)—who he used to bring quite often to the same lodge back in the day—is now the owner of the lodge. Wackiness ensues as Carl tries to keep as much of his previous relationship hidden from his wife as possible. Though the acting is of high quality—both Huntington and Rath are regulars on Being Human, though Huntington will always be Jam from Detroit Rock City to me—the editing for Three Night Stand is so unsightly and choppy that it became a constant distraction throughout the film. The worst scene involves Carl and Robyn walking through the woods with their skis, then suddenly they pull up on a snowmobile, which they dismount and find themselves back with the skis as another character approaches them on the same snowmobile they had just been on—the editing is unpleasant to say the least. A tip of the hat to Huntington, Chriqui and Rath—and to Jonathan Cherry, who steals many a scene as the husband of Carl’s best friend/co-worker Stacey—but between the egregious editing and the overall weak plot line, Three Night Stand is sadly insufficient.