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The Night Before (2015)

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On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

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Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Three best friends. One epic party. See more »


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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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20 November 2015 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,880,536, 22 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,035,725, 10 January 2016
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This was the second time Evan Goldberg wrote a screenplay with someone other than Seth Rogen, his regular writing partner. The first time was Goon (2011). See more »

Goofs

When they are in Manhattan and getting on the F Train at Church Avenue the location is incorrect. The Church Avenue station is located in the neighborhood of Kensington in Brooklyn, Ny. See more »

Quotes

James Franco: [texting] You said you've never sucked a dick before. But tonight you're gonna.
Isaac: [thinking] Man I guess that settles it. Isaac Greenberg is sucking his first dick tonight!
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Referenced in Shark Tank: Episode #7.7 (2015) See more »

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Performed by Kilon Tek
Written by Chris Hall
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
By arrangement with Third Side Music Inc.
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30 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was reluctant to see the film. I heard it was vulgar and tasteless. I saw bad santa in the day, and although it was filthy and offensive, I laughed a lot. the night before is neither vulgar or tasteless. it's just nothing. no one in the theater laughed, no one walked out. I actually couldn't give it a number. seth rogen is, well, seth rogan. no acting stretch of any kind. Joseph gorden levitt, who reminds me a great deal of a young johnny depp (pre-stardom), is totally wasted, no pun, here. I was hoping for laughs and instead was wondering what the film maker had in mind. I couldn't tell. I know movies are subjective and we all don't see the same movie. reviews are mixed. I wanted to laugh. no luck there.


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