Max and Annie’s weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party — complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. – Warner Brothers
Game Night is from the same two directors behind Horrible Bosses and a bunch of other good stuff. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein directed this movie and Mark Perez wrote it.
In the vain of Horrible Bosses, Game Night is another comedy that combines action and darker elements. I love these kind of comedies, black comedy, horror comedy, anytime you mix up comedy with another genre, I’m in.
Game Night is a wild ride, with big laughs and a big mystery. Seriously, the ending to Murder on the Orient Express was more predictable than this movie. Game Night was absolutely hilarious, the film was stuffed like a thanksgiving turkey with relevant pop culture references and things that maybe you shouldn’t have laughed at but you did because it was funny. This film had more twists and turns than the way to my friend Anthony’s house, his neighborhood is like a frigging maze and so is Game Night.
Often with comedic films the directing doesn’t often leave an impression on me. Well Game Night did. This is a film about a couple whose relationship is almost solely based off of games, the film does a beautiful way to convey that. Whenever there was an aerial shot, the shot wasn’t of the actual location but a board game version of it. At first, I was taken a back and thought something was off with the shot but once I realized what it was, I loved it. Such a cool way to show the importance of games in the movie.
Game Night has a great murder mystery story but like most comedies it is the cast that makes this movie even better. Jason Bateman, Rachael McAdams and Kyle Chandler are in this movie and they’re good but we’ve all seen them in something before we know they’re good. Game Night had quite a few new faces and they stole the show. Special shout out to Winston (Lamorne Morris) from New Girl, I love that show and him. There were two who really stood out to me in this movie and brought the most laughs. Billy Magnussen as Ryan and Jesse Plemons as Gary. Ryan is one of those guys who is so dumb you wonder how he gets dressed in the morning, yet he is somehow right about everything. Some of things he said had me laughing loud enough that people were looking at me in the theater. Gary is Jasone Bateman’s creepy cop neighbor, he means well but the things he says are so odd. He delivers a high dose of awkward comedy.
Game Night is one of the first comedies to come out this year and thankfully it’s something fresh and funny. This isn’t likely to be the movie you expected it to be, it’s better and so much funnier. My review can’t do this movie justice, I promise you’ll laugh and laugh until people give you weird looks.
I give Game Night an 8 out of 10, would watch again.
“Tables are acting weird tonight.”