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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.

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Writers:

Jonathan Levine (screenplay), Kyle Hunter (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Ethan
Seth Rogen ... Isaac
Anthony Mackie ... Chris
Jillian Bell ... Betsy
Lizzy Caplan ... Diana
Heléne Yorke ... Cindy (as Helene Yorke)
Michael Shannon ... Mr. Green
Mindy Kaling ... Sarah
Ilana Glazer ... Rebecca Grinch
Aaron Hill ... Tommy Owens
Tracy Morgan ... Narrator / Santa
Darrie Lawrence Darrie Lawrence ... Nana
Nathan Fielder ... Joshua
James Franco ... James Franco
Miley Cyrus ... Miley Cyrus
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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 ending, 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bringing joy to the world See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Toward the end of the film, Mr. Green admits to Ethan that he is "a sucker for Leo." Michael Shannon acted alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008). 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

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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Connections

References The Great Gatsby (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancin' All Night
Written by Nate James and David Gaston Green
Performed by Nate James
By arrangement with PEN Music Group, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Shocked by all the bad reviews
18 July 2016 | by awfhf-53951See all my reviews

I'm a pretty tough critic when it comes to movies in general, with comedies' standards differing a bit. I was very pleasantly surprised with this movie. I expected it to be pretty funny, but nothing special. I came away thinking it was pretty funny; but also found it to have a lot of heart and actually/shockingly, quite thought provoking. As I get older, relationships with friends are becoming confusing, complicated, and frankly quite difficult. And this movie hit on that really well. I also thought Mr. Green was an amazing character; and he's now a bit of a personal cult favorite of mine id say. This goes down as one of my three or four favorite Christmas movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night Before See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,880,536, 22 November 2015

Gross USA:

$43,047,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,395,996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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