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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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Chris
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Cindy (as Helene Yorke)
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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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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$43,035,725 (USA) (8 January 2016)
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The second time Evan Goldberg has written a screenplay with someone other than Seth Rogen, his regular writing partner. The first time was Goon (2011). See more »

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When Ethan has dinner at Chris' mother's house, he dials a number on his iPhone, but he actually types it in the calculator app. See more »

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Betsy: You have been such a ROCK throughout this whole pregnancy. You are like my DWAYNE JOHNSON.
Isaac: Thank you!
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The movie opens with the 1981 Columbia Pictures logo. See more »

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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #44.12 (2015) See more »

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Christmas in Hollis
Written by Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell and Joseph Simmons
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Molotov of Druggery and Mazel-Tovely Awesome good time
24 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was a teen I warned everyone I knew to look after their relationships: parents, siblings, children, lovers, and especially friends. Nothing in this life lasts forever. The only constant - is CHANGE. Blah blah blah.

People move on with their own agendas and perceived roles in their lives and this puts a great strain on previous interactions that we often take for granted after our formative educational years. Friendships are usually the most likely things to suffer, fade, and disappear once people grow up. This movie is a fun , veiled tale of what we ALL must go through with regards to those changes ,and I sympathize with it, fore tis a central part of the human condition.

There's laughs, spills, not too many thrills, or chills, though for a xmas movie, thats just mein penchant for terrible har har making. But some people do these types of things, no gender analysis needed to ruin a good time. HOWEVER...

The film will of course appeal a tad more to the male perspective, but honestly when you look beyond Seth Rogan's ever intentionally placed molotov of druggery and mazel tovly awesome beard, and the strangely balding J G Levitt and their mysterious drug dealer associate, we remember that we all go through the same things, regardless of our individual attitudes, perspectives and the colors they take on. A good "holy" season watch when your bored and want some entertainment. Seasons Greetings and keep your heat beating.

Pe@ce ^~^


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