Rough Night – Movie Review

Dion: “It’s starting off with a Halloween scene.  Oh yeah…This is gonna be good.” 

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Life can be heavy at times. They say laughter is the best medicine. It’s even better when you grab a girlfriend, and go see a film hoping to laugh. This week, that was our goal. With our snacks in hand, we went to see “Rough Night”, a summer film with the formula of a bromance films like “Hangover” and “Bachelor Party”.  What are films about female tribes called? Girlmance? Anyways, we digress. 

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Let’s be clear, this film isn’t going to be nominated for any awards.  It will be placed on the shelf of funny girlmance (genre placeholder until we find out the name) films that will cure any cloudy day. Why? This film hits all the key elements that speak to the dynamics amongst a group of women. We laughed, we reminisced, and flashed back to the crazy nights with our girls. 

Most importantly, we laughed. A LOT!!! That’s what girlfriends and funny films do.  

From the desk of Dr. Metzger

I appreciate a well-executed raunchy comedy. The Hangover, Bridesmaids, Jackass (including all the sequels), Neighbors, Superbad (McLovin is my dude)…I love every single one and there’s at least 5 more I could add to that list. With that said, of course I loved Rough Night. It made me laugh out loud and nostalgically grin about my Vegas bachelorette weekend (sans the murder). Kate McKinnon is hilarious.  She had me cracking up in Office Christmas Party last year and this role now confirms that I’m a fan. Amidst the mayhem, it even was able to tie in a sentimental moment about how dear we hold those friends who have grown with us since our young reckless days. It was a win for me.

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Metzger: movie-tickets-300x211

Morton: tv

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 “Rough Night”

Directed by: Lucia Aniello

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon

1 hr 41 minutes

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