game night
Game Night is about as predictable as your standard game of Monopoly

Game Night is entertaining to a point but the plot very quickly loses the run of itself as it drifts into the realm of ridiculous. Stuffed full of every reference to every game you’ve ever played. Also filled with movie reference upon movie reference just to make sure you’re having a good time. At one point there was an audible groan coming from the audience and honestly I felt their pain.

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) are the ultimate competitive couple who host a weekly game night with their equally competitive friends. However, their usual Game Night changes when Max’s brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) comes along and hosts a Game Night with a twist. This isn’t your ordinary Game Night, no this is the ultimate Game Night. Someone will be taken and it’s up to the teams to use the clues and figure out where the person has been taken, be the first to find them and win the grand prize. Meanwhile some real kidnappers come along at the most convenient time and crash the Game Night. Hilarity ensues as the teammates rush off to solve this mystery while unknowingly participating in a real life hostage situation with real criminals and real weapons…or are they? What’s real and what’s part of the game is not clear and this only adds to the comedy. At least that was the plan, maybe Game Night was supposed to be hilarious, maybe if their best jokes weren’t shoved in all the trailers as a selling point this would have gotten a few laughs out of me. I guess we’ll never know. Jesse Plemons creepy performance was perhaps the best thing in it, the rest was an eye rolling and cringe inducing mess. Not recommended unless you loved the trailer, in that case go ahead.



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