The Night We Never Met
Directed byWarren Leight
Written byWarren Leight
Produced byMichael Peyser
CinematographyJohn Thomas
Edited byCamilla Toniolo
Music byEvan Lurie
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • April 30, 1993 (1993-04-30)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$8 million[1]
Box office$1.9 million (US)[2]

The Night We Never Met is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed by Warren Leight.[3] The film stars Matthew Broderick, Annabella Sciorra and Kevin Anderson.[3]

Plot summary

Upset with his current living arrangements, Sam rotates occupancy of a flat with slob Brian and painter Ellen. Each of them gets the apartment to themselves two days each week. Sam and Ellen never see each other, they just leave notes. When Sam and Brian swap their schedules without telling Ellen, she mistakenly believes Brian is the one she's falling in love with.



Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 56% of nine surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 4.8/10.[5] Lawrence Cohn of Variety wrote, "A quintessential New York movie, The Night We Never Met takes a novel premise and develops it in fits and starts."[6] Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote, "The Night We Never Met is never lifelike enough to evoke the madly romantic New York atmosphere it seems to be after. The actors try hard, but they are hamstrung by too many broad strokes and silly inconsistencies."[7]


  1. ^ "AFI|Catalog".
  2. ^ "The Night We Never Met". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-09-14.
  3. ^ a b "The Night We Never Met". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Willis, John; Monush, Barry (2000-02-01). Screen World 1994. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 54. ISBN 9781557832016.
  5. ^ "The Night We Never Met (1993)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-09-14.
  6. ^ Cohn, Lawrence (1993-04-28). "Review: 'The Night We Never Met'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-09-14.
  7. ^ Maslin, Janet (1993-04-30). "The Night We Never Met (1993)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-14.