So, just a heads up. This specific review was originally written at a time when I didn’t count on falling behind on reviews, so my solution was to cram them into a single post. However, I hated the way they turned out, so now I’m putting them into their own reviews. In short, this review is going to be crazy short. With that said, let’s carry on.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson (GHOST IN THE SHELL [2017], THE JUNGLE BOOK [2016], and the upcoming AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR), Jillian Bell (FIST FIGHT [2017] and OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY [2016]), Zoë Kravitz (ALLEGIANT [2016], MAD MAX: FURY ROAD [2015], X-MEN: FIRST CLASS [2011], and the upcoming FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD [2018]), Ilana Glazer (stuff I’ve either never seen or heard of), and Kate McKinnon (GHOSTBUSTERS [2016], and upcoming animated film FERDINAND [2017]). In support: Demi Moore (CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE [2003]), Ty Burrell (FINDING DORY [2016]), Colton Haynes (SAN ANDREAS [2015]), and Paul W. Downs (stuff I’ve either never seen or heard of), who also co-wrote the script

Directing and co-writing: Lucia Aniello (stuff I’ve either never seen or heard of). Composer: Dominic Lewis, known for FIST FIGHT and MONEY MONSTER (2016). Cinematographer: Sean Porter, known for 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (2016) and GREEN ROOM (2016)

This is my honest opinion of: ROUGH NIGHT

 

(SUMMARY)

Jess (Scarlett Johannson) is a city counselor, and about to get married. Her best friend from college, Alice (Jillian Bell), has planned a fun weekend in Miami, Florida to celebrate, along with their other friends Blair (Zoë Kravitz), Frankie (Ilana Glazer), and Pippa (Kate McKinnon). After a wild night of drugs, drinking, and dancing, they return to their rented home and hire a stripper. Unfortunately, Alice accidentally kills the man and the ladies panic and try to figure out what to do next.

(REVIEW)

Yup, didn’t like it. Raunchy comedies and I rarely get along, and this is no real exception. Far too many jokes are sex or drug related and I just can’t laugh at this brand of shock humor when it’s been done countless times before with no real variation. Even if there is a joke done in a different way, that doesn’t automatically mean comedy. While I do admit that there are a couple legit surprises that I didn’t see coming, and some of the reaction shots can be humorous, making this arguably my favorite movie that McKinnon’s been in, none of this really prevents the movie from being bad. It’s by no means the worst – can’t be too mad at a movie that I knew wouldn’t be funny to me – but I don’t see myself seeing this movie again. Only see this if you do like raunchy meaningless comedy, but even then, I think there’s funnier and better comedies out there.

My honest rating for ROUGH NIGHT: a weak 3/5

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