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Rough Night (2017)

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Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.

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Lucia Aniello
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Jess
Jillian Bell ... Alice
Zoë Kravitz ... Blair
Ilana Glazer ... Frankie
Kate McKinnon ... Kiwi / Pippa
Paul W. Downs ... Peter
Ryan Cooper ... Jay
Ty Burrell ... Pietro
Demi Moore ... Lea
Enrique Murciano ... Detective Ruiz
Dean Winters ... Detective Frazier
Colton Haynes ... Real Scotty
Patrick Carlyle ... Patrick
Eric André ... Jake (as Eric Andre)
Bo Burnham ... Tobey
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Storyline

Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

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The best nights never go as planned. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

R for crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and brief bloody images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming took place in Long Beach, California, in October 2016, while the pier restaurants and bars of Hermosa Beach, California, were used as stand-ins for Miami nightlife. See more »

Goofs

Jess is running for State Senate, however she attends college and has license plates from Washington D.C. - a federal district not belonging to any State, thus having no State Senate. See more »

Quotes

Pietro: We just opened a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape, and we're listening to some remastered Fleetwood Mac.
Blair: Oh, that's so nice.
Lea: Oh! It is so good, you could hear the cocaine in Stevie's voice.
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Crazy Credits

Post credits, we find out what happened to the stolen diamonds. See more »

Connections

References Orange Is the New Black: I Wasn't Ready (2013) See more »

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Written by Akrivi (as Akrivi Nikokiridou)
Performed by Akrivi
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Just not that funny
23 June 2017 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

I love TV show Broad City and was looking forward to this because two of the creatives behind that show paired up to give us Rough Night. The generic title (a switch from Move that Body which was much more suitable) should have warned me. Rough Night is forgettable and not really that funny.

The movie starts out in 2006 where a group of 4 friends get drunk at Halloween, win a beer pong competition and vow to stay friends forever. Fast forward 10 years and the group is reuniting for Jess's (Scarlett Johansson, bland, bland, bland, comedy is NOT her forte) bachelorette weekend at a fancy house in Miami. They party, snort coke, are joined with Jess's Australian friend Pippa (Kate McKinnon in a role that MUST have been written for Rebel Wilson. Surely?). Her friends decide to get Jess a stripper and here is when things go wrong: high on coke they accidentally end up killing the stripper and things quickly spiral out of control as they first try to do the responsible thing of calling the police and then move on to hiding the body.

There was minor protests before the film being released about the movie making a punchline of killing sex workers but the film could have overcome this and he gruesome premise if not for a few things. First of all the women lack friendship chemistry. I don't believe any of these women were ever friends even if a big part of it is that they are supposed to have drifted apart. Second the casting is all awful. Scarlett is not a comedy actress and neither is Zoe Kravitz and it shows. Without being backed up by her hilariously crafted Broad City alter ego Ilana Glazer comes across as simply annoying. Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell are probably the best with their characters but neither one is given much to do. McKinnon just leans hard into her accent and Bell is saddled with a "loser desperate friend who can't take a hint". The third thing is that the movie never quite finds it's tone. It struggles between "woke" dialogue for characters who are actually just mean and instead of simply leaning into the fact that these women are awful and allowing them to get even more absurdly awful it's way too protective of the characters and keeps trying to redeem them by making them "nice" people. It's both incredibly boring and keeps the movie from really flying.

Still, Rough Night isn't a total write off. There are enough funny lines and a subplot (involving Jess's fiancé who the movie allows to get into REALLY ridiculous shenanigans) to be watchable. Just wish that the script would have let the ladies turn loose too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock That Body See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,004,283, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:

$22,105,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,347,283
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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