Thursday, March 1, 2018

Game Night is a dark comedy with some fun twists

Movie Title:      Game Night

Grade:  B+

Rating: R

In a Nutshell:   “And THAT is how you do a game night!”   

This dark comedy has enough twists to keep the audience entertained and guessing.

Tips for parents: 
  • F-bombs, profanity, and other crude language.
  • Talk of sex.
  • Sibling rivalry.
  • Fight Club action
  • Blood, violence
  • Someone gets shot in the arm

Uplifting theme: 
  •  Family, friendship, loyalty 
Things I liked:

  • I like Rachel McAdams in pretty much everything she does.
  • I love Jason Bateman, but he tends to lean towards the really raunchy movies.  I appreciate that this one was a little cleaner.  He and Rachel McAdams make a joke about child actors that don’t do anything with their lives, which is especially funny, because Jason Bateman was a child actor in the TV show Silver Spoons: Season 1.
  • Fans of Lamorne Morris from New Girl: Season 1 will get a kick of his Denzel Washington impersonation.   
  • A few fun twists.
  • Full of pop culture references.
  • Keep watching during the rolling credits at the end.
  • Cute opening with clever transitions.
  • Some funny lines that I'll probably be quoting for some time.

Things I didn’t like:
  •  Some crude humor that lowered the quality of the film.
  • The movie poster with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams is terrible.  There is another movie poster that's being used with game pieces on it, but it isn't very good either.

Funny lines:

* "You're not Liam Neeson!" - Annie (Rachel McAdams)
    "That hurts my feelings." - Max (Jason Bateman)
* "Wait!  You don't have to do this.  I have children at home." - Annie
   "Not with that a$$ you don't." - bad guy
* "Oh no!  He died!" - Annie
*  "Our baby's gonna crush all of the other babies." - Annie



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