Going to try something new for comedic films. In general, when you go to see a comedy, there is only one thing you need: the movie needs to make you laugh. I could go for a huge review of the actors, the director, cinematography, atmosphere, writing, dialogue or even the absolutely insane demands some actors make while filming.
But what I’m trying to say is, all you want to ask is one question: Was it funny? We’ll answer it as quickly as we can so you can get back to procrastinating. You really should fix that lock on on your bathroom.
Anyway, I’m going to try out the new format and we’ll go from there.
Are the actors good?
Is the story stupid?
- Not at all. It’s actually pretty touching. I wouldn’t mind adding it to Christmas and “coming of age” comedy classics. And there is only one or two moments of “fantasy/science fiction” that are not drug induced.
Who should I see this with?
- Your best friends. It’s all about friendship and growing up and if you can’t relate, you’re likely not human, but I’m not judging. I think Grandma might want to skip this one. Unless she is still into the drug scene, then, more power to her.
- General note on comedy films: try your best to see them with a large crowd, like opening weekend. You will feed off the crowd as they laugh and you’ll have a lot more fun. Just my personal experience, take it or leave it.
What movies would you compare it to?
- Anything Seth Rogen and James Franco have been in
- Anything Judd Apatow has written or directed
- Harold and Kumar Series
Finally: Was it funny?
- Yes. It’s very much the juvenile humor we’ve come to expect from anything Seth Rogen is involved in (well, with one exception). It’s got it all, absurd situations, drugs, sex, and Top 40 music. JGL is amazing. He sings, dances, gets beat up and adds all the feelings the movie needs. Seth Rogen does his normal stuff and you’ll love him for it. The Night Before is funny and you need to see it with your friends at home when you’re drinking, smoking, or completely sober. You already missed opening weekend, so just wait for the home release.
Under 500 word count, I think that’ll do.