Saturday, June 17, 2017
MOVIE REVIEW: ROUGH NIGHT
Five best friends (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz) from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amid the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.
Director: Lucia Aniello
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, Ty Burrell,
Release Date: Jun 09, 2017
R for crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and brief bloody images
Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.
Release Date: Jun 16, 2017
Rough Night is a raucous comedy with a free and loose feel to it with a solid cast. Writer director Lucia Aniello directs an efficient comedy with only a handful of noticeable dead spots. The story isn’t ground breaking by stretch of the imagination but the cast keeps it fun for the better part of the film. Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon and Zoe Kravitz make for a fun comedic combination. Kate McKinnon creates another memorably weird character that steals most of the scenes she’s in. Johansson is a tad bit under utilized as the “straight man” in the piece. Ty Burrell and Demi Moore have fun supporting roles that probably could have been played for a few more laughs if the script had given them a little more to do. Similarly, Paul W. Downs boyfriend character and his bachelor party seemed like it was ripe for more laughs even though his story thread provided some inspired sequences. There are a few sequences near the end of the film that slow the story down. They try to give the story a bit of emotional depth which ends up feeling tacked on. The story doesn’t really need it, its mindless guilty fun that delivers what it set out to do.