How fast can a bachelorette party in Las Vegas spin out of control? Pretty fast.
I think that after seeing 'Bridesmaids,' and 'Bachelorette,' I went into this film a bit tired of bachelorette party movies. I love soon to be married women going crazy as much as the next guy, but I think enough is enough. 'Best Night Ever," which is by far the most far-fetched and over the top of the three movies, follows Claire (Desiree Hall) as she heads to Las Vegas with her two friends and her older sister. Unlike its two predecessors, this movie is shot in a pseudo home movie found footage way, which makes it more annoying than unique. It was irritating when 'The Blair Witch' Project did it, and it is irritating now.
I deemed this movie watchable because it does have a story line that flows well, and trust me, you won't get bored. The film certainly had its moments, most memorably a situation where roles are reversed and the women are punished for touching male strippers. Although there are some humorous parts of the movie, it is a far cry from an intellectual comedy. This is what I have referred to as a "pee your pants comedy," but it falls short of others that I have previously watched. I challenge you to watch the movie and not laugh, but I also challenge you to tell me its merit outweighs its flaws.
Writer/director's Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are known for writing "spoof" comedies, and this one doesn't seem very different. 'Best Night Ever' is a movie that seems like it would attract a female audience, but it is certainly made for men. The four main characters are constantly challenging themselves to be as immature as possible, and to keep the party going. This movie reminds me that girls just want to have fun, and guys just want to watch.
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