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Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.
|Studio :||New Line Cinema, Davis Entertainment, Aggregate Films,|
|Crew :||Art Department Coordinator, Assistant Property Master,|
|Cast :||Jason Bateman Rachel McAdams Kyle Chandler Sharon Horgan Billy Magnussen|
|Genre :||Comedy Thriller Crime Mystery|
This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
I mix between "The Game" with "The man that knew too little", with sparks of "The Naked Gun". I usually dislike Bateman, but with Rachel McAdams is way easier to be good. The script is great, you have every kind of joke possible and most land perfectly.
Nice film in places but slightly silly finale which I think spoiled things and meant I gave lower rating.
Not exactly Shakespeare, but pretty fun nonetheless - a little whodunnit, a little crazy adventure, a little silliness, a little farce. The cast mostly makes it work, mostly because Bateman and McAdams are good enough to carry a story like this one. If anything, this movie reminded me of Keanu: a little dark for a comedy, but worth your time if you are in the mood for a laugh.
***** SPOILER ALERT *****I LOVED this movie! It was another throwback from the 80s - 90s movies that wasn't all about educating society or enlightening them to whatever (fill-in-the-blank) issue educating us to whatever Hollywood's most recent "cause" is, but simply entertains. The actors fit their parts perfectly. The storyline is riddled with so many holes, you could squeeze through them, but I didn't care because I was too busy laughing at the truly non-gross-out humor we so rarely get to see these days. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams (as Max and Annie respectively) were seriously challenged as the best actors in the movie by the entire rest of the cast, including a cameo at the end by Michael C. Hall (Dexter). Lamorne Morris (New Girl) and Kylie Bunbury played the very funny couple who spend most of the movie discussing a one-night stand she had with a Hollywood celebrity (or she thought) before they were married, and Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods) and Sharon Horgan play the hilariously mismatched couple, Ryan and Sarah whose main humor is his total ignorance about everything and her rolling eyes at how stupid he is. Then there was a surprising turn by Kyle Chandler who plays Max's wealthy brother, Brooks, and Annie's creepy next door neighbor, Gary, who coincidentally is played by Jesse Plemons - both Chandler and Plemons starred in the great TV show, Friday Night Lights together. This group has serious chemistry all together, including the small part Michael C. Hall has.As a comedy, I would probably peg it as somewhat slap-stick. But if you just sit back and just watch it as it is, without thinking too hard about it, you cannot help but laugh at the genuinely funny things that kept happening as the story progressed. It actually reminded me a little bit of Saturday Night Live in it's early days, before it became a political mouthpiece. There was continuous chatter between the characters, no matter how serious the situations they were dealing with, which made it even funnier. I suspect this is another movie that the regular folks like me will love. The artsy-fartsy folks will be scratching their heads wondering what the heck just hit them. To say Jason Bateman, so excellent in the Netflix show Ozark, has serious comedic flare is an understatement. Having seen Rachel McAdams in other comedies, this was a lark for her. If you can put aside your need for total reality for one night and just sit back and let it flow over you, you will love this movie. I wish they made MORE like this today! I gave it 8 Stars because it's not a great movie, but it's a FUN movie. It's entertainment of the purest form. At nobody's or group's expense. It pretty much sends up all stereotypes, and is an offend-free movie. Highly recommended. The best time I've spent watching a movie in a while! Rent it and watch it. So NOT a waste of time.