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The writers of Horrible Bosses have come up with another wild and raunchy comedy-drama flick.
A very competitive married couple, Max and Annie, love to have game nights on a regular basis. That excitement and challenge are what keeps their marriage going. They get together with their friends and colleagues on set dates to enjoy very interesting board games. They invite all their participants to their house to have these game nights. This time Max’s brother, Brooks, also comes along. He calls all the participants over to his house for a very elaborate and real life like a game. The stakes in this game are extremely high, and it involves kidnapping and is more of a life and death game. Soon, the game turns into reality, and all the participants are herded and stand against a very cunning and smart thug. What is Brooks’ secret? Why is he being kidnapped? Will everyone survive this game?
With a very sharp and witty script and an extraordinarily brilliant direction, Game Night turns out to be one of the best entertainers of this genre. The movie has echoes of the dark comedy for which Mike Perez, the writer of the script, is responsible. It takes the theme of the real-life games gone wrong a little too seriously. The movie on the surface seems to be a run-of-the-mill movie, but it isn’t. The movie sucks you in with all the suspense and the thrill. It attracts you with the back stories of all the characters and all their characteristics, and you feel for those characters, which very rarely happen in a comedy movie. The back-stories flesh out in this movie, unlike most comedies where they are provided only to develop the characters. Some parts are very predictable, but others, in their twists and turns, are quite unimaginable. The screenplay is smartly done and the dialogues are so witty and raunchy that they keep the audience on their toes. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein did a commendable job with the script and the direction. The movie has the potential to become a hit, and its proving to be one.
Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams play the lead role with such finesse that the movie feels so believable. Kyle Chandler in his portrayal of the smug brother was very suited. The rest of the cast provided the necessary characters to the film very authentically.
1) Thrilling adventures into the bad bowels of the city
2) Well developed comedy that provides the necessary laughs
3) A brilliant script
What’s not there?
1) There are some loopholes in the movie which are easily avoided
Game Night is great fun to watch, and this kind of movie has come out after a long time.
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