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Game Night (2018)

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A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

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Mark Perez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Max
Rachel McAdams ... Annie
Kyle Chandler ... Brooks
Sharon Horgan ... Sarah
Billy Magnussen ... Ryan
Lamorne Morris ... Kevin
Kylie Bunbury ... Michelle
Jesse Plemons ... Gary
Michael C. Hall ... The Bulgarian
Danny Huston ... Donald Anderton
Chelsea Peretti ... Glenda
Camille Chen ... Dr. Chin
Zerrick Williams Zerrick Williams ... Val (as Zerrick Deion Williams)
Joshua Mikel ... Colin
R.F. Daley ... Tats
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Storyline

Married competitive gamer couple Max and Annie are trying to have a child, but their attempts are unsuccessful due to Max's stress surrounding his feelings of inadequacy when compared to his successful, attractive brother Brooks. During Max and Annie's routine weekend game night with their friends Ryan, and married couple Kevin and Michelle, Brooks shows up Max by arriving in a Corvette Stingray (Max's dream car) and sharing an embarrassing childhood story about Max. Brooks offers to host the next game night at a house he's renting while he's in town. Meanwhile, Max and Annie are trying to keep their game nights secret from their neighbor Gary, an awkward police officer after his divorce from their friend Debbie..

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This is not a game.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Malcolm X. Hughes plays "Not Denzel", a character mistaken for Denzel Washington. Denzel Washington played Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992). See more »

Goofs

After Annie, Max and Brooks run away from the gangsters in the bar one of them is almost hit by a car. In the background you can see Annie open the car door. After the cut, she opens the door again to get into the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max: Who cares about winning? Let's get drunk!
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and Access Entertainment logos are in the form of game pieces. See more »

Connections

References Philadelphia (1993) See more »

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Sara Smile
Written and Performed by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Fun, at times genuinely funny, and always entertaining.
4 March 2018 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

A few latter twists and turns don't quite feel genuine and the film starts to confuse itself with reveals that amount to nothing other than some slight plot-holes and leaps in logic, but 'Game Night (2018)' keeps up a fast pace and is always fun even when it isn't always funny - though it is just that on multiple occasions. It manages to be extremely entertaining and is actually surprisingly well directed, with some fancy camera-work and oddly visceral fight scenes superbly solidifying its thriller elements, while it never takes its eye off its comedy roots and therefore manages to keep a smile on your face even during some of its more obvious or on-the-nose moments. Fantastically fun stuff from start to finish. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,332, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$69,179,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,679,066
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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