Rough Night is about five women who go on a bachelorette weekend and some bad stuff happens on the first night. Jess (Scarlett Johansson) is getting married and her friends are all going to Miami to celebrate and have some fun. Alice (Jillian Bell), Blair (Zoe Kravitz), Frankie (Ilana Glazer), and Pippa (Kate McKinnon) are the other stars of the show. As the movie starts we are shown their friendship in it’s infancy, at a college frat party nonetheless. And then we flash forward many years later with everyone as working adults and what they are doing. Jess is running for political office and losing. Alice is working as a school teacher and thinking she’s awesome at it. Blair is going through a divorce. Frankie is an activist who’s one step away from ending up in jail. And then Pippa arrives not knowing anyone but Jess on this weekend trip.
Since it’s in the trailer, I’m going to go ahead and spoil what makes it such a rough night for these ladies. They are drunk and high and they accidentally kill the stripper. Not knowing what to do, the events leading up to the end of the film are them trying to hide what happened - get rid of the body, clean up, get out of town etc. All while Jess’ fiance is freaking out because he thinks she called off the wedding (his parts were not great, except for maybe when he’s pulled over on the highway).
As David mentioned recently in his Fist Fight review, some comedies are just made because they think it will make the audience laugh. There were a ton of one liners, crude humor, sexual innuendos, etc for this film. There was really only one part that I found completely hilarious - and that was when they were all meeting up at the airport in the beginning. It was fantastic I must say. By the time the movie is over we see a all the characters break down and turning against each other, with finally coming back together in the end (well this is a movie, so it’s gotta happen right?).
One thing I will admit, Kate McKinnon was my favorite, and I really don’t like her usually. She played an Australian friend of Jess who didn’t know anyone and had to work her way into the group. Overall, this movie was pretty good. A lot more entertaining than I would have thought. I would have had a better time if the woman sitting next to me wasn’t shouting the entire time like she was in ones of those churches that yell loudly at everything said. I am on the fence here between an Okay rating and a Liked it rating. I think I’ll go with a “liked it” rating because I think I would watch it again if it were on TV in the future or something.
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