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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
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Isaac
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Chris
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Betsy
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Cindy (as Helene Yorke)
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Mr. Green
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Rebecca Grinch
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Tommy Owens
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Nana
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Joshua
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Storyline

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 wise men. One wild Christmas. 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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The Night Before  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,880,536 (USA) (20 November 2015)

Gross:

$43,035,725 (USA) (8 January 2016)
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Director Jonathan Levine revealed on Collider that all of the film's comedy was mostly improvised and the dramatic moments were stuck to as per the written script, which he admitted was more like an outline guide. See more »

Goofs

When Ethan, Iassac, and Chris are going to see Betsy in the hospital and they find Mr. Greens car you can see in the background where they did not completely snow the ground where there should be snow. This film was shot in the middle of August in New York City so all snow had to be created. See more »

Quotes

[Isaac is running out of the church after vomiting]
Isaac: WE DID NOT KILL JESUS! WE DID NOT KILL JESUS!
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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All Alone on Christmas
Written by Steven Van Zandt (as Stevie Van Zandt)
Performed by Darlene Love
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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A Movie to Make You Hate Movies
10 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Horrible script, flat performances, directionless direction. I sat through this entire travesty because, well, sometimes you want to know what all the fuss with "Plan 9 From Outer Space" was about. This movie has everything: Actors standing in place reciting meaningless, unfunny dialogue. A camera that occasionally and for no reason repeatedly encircles the three leads. Every "shock" cliché that's been in far better efforts of the last 20 years. In fact, it's not that this is a movie that will make you hate movies, it very likely will make you hate life. Highly recommended (to my enemies). Everyone else, skip this one; you'll be happier on your death bed.


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