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Game Night (2018) Reviewed by Jay

Jay´s Review

Through an opening montage, we see two super-competitive gamers win, win, win. They are so compatible they fall in love and get married. They have been meeting friends once a week to play games for a long time.

 

Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein ("Vacation") collaborate again, this time with writer Mark Perez ("Back Nine") to bring us an R-rated dramedy (it's funny until it isn't, and then it is again) which shows us what happens when games become too real.

 

Part of the cast:

 

  • * Jason Bateman("Arrested Development") Max enjoys games and winning; on the other hand, he has nothing but unhappy memories of his brother.
  • * Rachel McAdams ("Spotlight")Annie also wants to win, but she wants more. 
  • * Kyle Chandler ("Bloodline") Super-sibling Brooks is new to this little game thing but he is ready to dominate them, especially his brother Max.
  • * Jesse Plemons ("The Post") Lonely Gary has always been super focused and a bit of a misfit..
  • * Billy Magnussen ("Get Shorty") Ryanisn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but his dates make him look brilliant in comparison
  • * Lamorne Morris ("New Girl") Kevin can't help it if he gets a bit jealous, can he?
  • Kylie Bunbury ("Pitch") Michelle almost gets away!
  • * Danny Huston ("Wonder Woman") Anderson isn't as cool as he seems.
 
This over-the-top black comedy had our screening audience laughing out loud over and over. IT is silly, light weight, unpredictable and fun, but trust me, that R rating is richly deserved. Expect profanity, fisticuffs, gunshots and vehicular mayhem, but no blowie uppie stuff. 
 
Make no mistake, this is Entertainment, NOT Art!

 

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You can get the flavor from this preview:
http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2748495897

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