Rough Night

Jays Rating:

If you’re yearning to see yet another hangover-type movie, but with emphasis on hungover women, check out the comedy, Rough Night. The story begins with a semblance of normalcy by introducing each of the key characters. Jess (Scarlet Johansson) is running for state senate and planning a wedding for her and her fiancée Peter (Paul W. Downs). Jesse takes a break from her campaign when her college friend Alice (Jillian Bell) invites her to Miami for a bachelorette party. Jesse and Alice meet up with two other college friends, Blair (Zou Kravitz) and Frankie (Ilana Glader) and coming late is Jesse’s Austrailian friend, Pippa (Kate McKinnon) for a couple days of drinking and cocaine snorting. The fun comes to a screeching halt when they invite a stripper to their room and he is accidentally killed. Now the friends must find a way to hide the body and keep Jesse off the radar so her political career isn’t ruined. This is almost impossible to accomplish with distractions like swingers, Lea (Demi Moore) and Pietro (Ty Burrell) who want to “party” with Blair. (At least that’s what I’m going to call it.) Men have proudly dominated raunchy comedies in the past, but since the movie Brides Maids, the women have had their share of vulgar films and here is just one more. This movie begins with some extremely funny scenes but when the stripper is killed it turns kind of dark. It still has some funny lines but it quickly runs out of steam and ends up being sappy and sentimental. The ladies make some extremely ridiculous choices that will literally make you shake your head. The script isn’t bad and the five leading actresses are fantastic – especially Kate McKinnon. There is nothing groundbreaking in this movie and even though it’s a solid comedy I have seen or heard much better. I’m afraid Rough Night is going to have a rough time at the box office and I’m giving it a C+ rating. Even though this isn’t a superhero film it does have two post-credit scenes that are worth waiting to see.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.