I’m always here for a women-led, ensemble comedy film — “Bridesmaids” still has my heart — so I was interested in seeing “Rough Night.” However, I have to be honest … I didn’t expect it to really make me laugh. But I did. From the beginning. To the end. While it might not do blockbuster numbers, I was entertained.
The film opens with four friends (Scarlet Johansson, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz) at a college party … doing college student things. And in the end of that scene, we get the obligatory “we’ll always be friends to the end” type of declaration.
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We soon fast-forward to the present day and Johansson’s character, who is running for public office, is getting married and gearing up for a bachelorette weekend with her old besties in Miami. Enter the title of the movie.
Now, this is where I thought I would get very skeptical about the film, it could have gone a very cheesy, predictable route but didn’t. It held my attention and got plenty of laughs out of me. Especially the use of Ty Burrell and Demi Moore as the eccentric neighbors next door.
Everything is going according to plan, when after a night of partying things take a turn and a male stripper gets killed accidentally. From there the movie is sent into a tailspin as the ladies come up with plan after plan of how to correct the situation, as well as figure out their legal recourse.
There are a couple of twists that were unexpected, and I was glad the movie didn’t venture too far into the predictable space for this part. While some parts we can see coming, others were a nice surprise.
Ladies, get your girlfriends together, maybe visit a theater that brings you drinks and enjoy a fun evening laughing! I think you’ll enjoy it. But make sure to stay after the credits for some bonus scenes.