“Game Night” is a fast-paced comedy about a group of friends playing a game night that gets out of hand fast. Directed by John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein, starring Jason Bateman as Max and Rachel McAdams as Annie, as well as an extremely well-rounded supporting cast.
“Game Night” is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in theaters in a very long time.
Nearly every joke landed well for me, as well as most of the audience in the theater I was in.
The quality of writing and the delivery cannot be understated.
The movie is full of pairs with really great chemistry, so much so that singling one pair in particular out would be pretty impossible.
Each actor fit their role perfectly and fit their team perfectly.
Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams were fantastic together, I really bought their relationship and their personal issues as well.
But, I can’t go through this list without going into the incredible work Jesse Plemons does in this movie.
Every single scene he is in is just perfectly done.
He steals every second he’s on screen.
For a guy who isn’t known to be a comedic actor, he was just a riot 100%.
The movie’s plot is built around the idea of a murder-mystery style of game night that Max’s brother Brooks, played by Kyle Chandler, sets up.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t go as planned, and the group is whisked off onto a wild goose chase that is full of surprises and hilarious moments.
What’s great about comedies like “Game Night” is that it feels like you could drop these characters anywhere, in any film, and you’d still be having a great time.
If you can, I’d go see “Game Night” as soon as you can, it’s definitely worth it.
This film is rated R with a runtime of 1 hour, 40 minutes.
Showtimes for screenings at the Cinemark are as follows: