Rough Night hits theaters this weekend and take my word for it, you want to grab a few friends and see it. I was blessed enough to do just that for an advanced screening and I am so happy that I did. I can admit that I was more excited about spending the evening out with friends than about what we would be doing but let me share how much fun this screening was.
Now, you know I go to advanced screenings pretty often but this was one for the books. Not only were there yummy cocktails and celebs mixing and mingling, there were puppies on the guest list, unicorns for photo opportunities and glittered penis headbands for swag. Yup, this was not the kid friendly screening mama usually attends but it was so much fun. As we snacked on penis shaped sliders we took photos and wondered what the movie would be like. After seeing the synopsis and the trailer we all wondered if it would kind of be a female Hangover or Weekend at Bernie’s. Let me be the first to tell you it is not!
This movie stands in it’s own right. It is in it’s own lane and I suggest other movies catch up. This isn’t just a girl comedy or some watered down girl version of a comedy. This movie is a COMEDY. It will make you laugh tears. Don’t choke on your popcorn while trying not to spit out your drink because that is the type of real laugh that you will do. I loved that the actresses weren’t funny for girls (because we never say women). These women are funny period. And yes, the men in the movie are funny too but they have been regulated to the backseat role we usually see women in when it comes to movies like this one.
What I loved most though about the movie was the friendship. This comedy took a very serious look into the truth behind being friends. It wasn’t scared to pull back some layers of friendship and be real. When you’re truly friends with people it isn’t always pretty. This movie did a great job at showing the reality behind that truth. I mean, let’s face it, (spoiler) these women killed someone. There’s nothing pretty about that. It is however rather funny when it happens. The thing is though that they stick together. Things get tense, loud and pretty darn ugly but at the end of the day they’re more than friends to each other, they are family. That was my favorite thing about the film. It made me want to tell all of my friends I love them, then curse them out for all the things they do that annoy me.
Oh, and the women are all quite beautiful to look at too. Just goes to show that you can be beautiful and witty. We were also blessed with a cast Q&A after the show. The chemistry between the cast was undeniable. They seemed to genuinely enjoy being around each other and are just as entertaining unscripted as they are in the movie.
Hopefully it won’t be another 20 years before we get another comedy written and directed by a woman!