By: Nick Askam
When looking back at 2017, I think the movie that I will consider in my top 10 that no one else will is Rough Night. This film has one of the most insane plots from a group of hilarious people. From the creators of Broad City, this film stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, and Ilana Glazer. The energy from Broad City translated well into this comedy and cameos from Colton Haynes and others made it worth it.
This film is about a bride to be going to Miami for a bachelorette party and during the party, someone accidentally is murdered. Trying to salvage her political career and keep her relationships with her friends, Johansson must try to get away from this crime and potentially others. In this star-studded film, all of the actresses fit well together and make it an enjoyable film that runs just under 2 hours.
Johansson shows her versatility once again in this film by having great comedic delivery while mixing her serious parts when necessary. We never see this side from her in the Avengers movies or high budget action flicks that she normally performs in. It was nice to see this side of her especially since we rarely see it in other contexts.
The supporting cast was great and hilarious. There was never a dull moment on screen as it went back in time during the college days to the present day. The drama was well-balanced and never got in the way of the jokes which were phenomenal. The humor was right up my alley coming off of watching many episodes of Broad City and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This movie leaves an impression and I couldn’t help but talk about it with my friends.
Overall, I don’t think this movie should be taken that seriously. It has this touch that it doesn’t care about itself from one of the opening bits that a character makes a gunshot noise in an airport. From that point on, it tries to top itself into being more and more extreme until the climax of the film. Also, there were many great wine tasting moments from the men in the film like Eric Andre.
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