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

Director:

Lucia Aniello
Reviews
Popularity
3,138 ( 372)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What's Your Alibi? 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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

As Jess pulls up to the airport and Alice helps her out, the cameraman is reflected in the back window. See more »

Quotes

Alice: [to Kiwi] Excuse me, bitch? I'm a fucking sweetheart!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Cars 3/Rough Night (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Prime
Written by Jaron Lamot, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher) and Jason Rabinowitz
Performed by DJ Huggy
Courtesy of The Math Club
See more »

User Reviews

 
A Rough Night For This Reviewer
17 June 2017 | by rgkarimSee all my reviews

Bachelorette parties, a sacred ritual to help a young woman transition from single life into the world of marriage. Of course, like most things, modern traditions have adulterated with new traditions and rituals that leads for a rather "exciting" night. So why not make another movie about it. Tonight, my friend and I hit the theater to cover the latest comedy to "grace" the big screen entitled Rough Night! What does this obviously titled film have in store for us? As always, please read on to find out and help determine whether or not it is worth your money to hit the theater.

So what do you get? For once the trailers were pretty spot on with their portrayal of this movie. Rough night is a very raunchy, simplistic, and over the top comedy that has little sustenance outside of the attempt at humor. It's ridiculousness at times is clever, but these moments are few and far between, buried under the comedy rubble that fills this movie. Aggressive innuendos come rushing out of the woodwork, many delivered in the overdramatic manner that somehow seems to be popular and entertaining to many. The all-star cast assembled to for this film are okay, dropping their dynamic acting range for superficial roles filled with cursing and satire. Lazy writing also doesn't help sell the comedy factor, primary thanks to the consistent cursing, shouting of the male genitalia, overzealous drug use, and cringe worthy catchphrases. Kate Mickinnon is able to salvage some parts of the film with her usual tricks, working the Australian accent with her pizazz and spot-on timing.

Story wise, nothing special here. Rough Night's plot is about 80% revealed in the trailers and there is little surprise left for you in the audience. Some of the more adult moments will be the eye widening magic you are seeking, but again these are often awkward uncomfortable, or unnecessary. Still the movie's tale had some surprising character development and a nice twist thrown into the mix to help keep things dynamic. The morals hit close to home on some level, but again are robbed by another bout of stupidity. I know, you aren't there for the character developments and rugged plot, but other comedies have learned to balance things and that is where this movie fails.

In the end though here are my likes and dislikes:

LIKES: • Kate McKinnon • Good, upbeat soundtrack • Short Run Time • More dynamic storyline

DISLIKES: • Incredibly stupid • Excessive cursing • Aggressive humor • Trailers Ruined most of the movie • Inappropriate at many times • Shallow story • Annoying characters • Dropped plots • Overacting • Limited target audience

THE VERDICT:

It's nice to see a movie fit the expectations set by the advertising, but it's sad that this is a form of entertainment. Rough night fails to find balance and resorts to cheap parlor tricks known as adult humor. Sure there are clever components (primarily thanks to the boyfriend and Kate), but even they can't save the movie from the monotonous laziness that is to come. kWhy must it be overacted? I don't know, but nevertheless this movie failed on many accounts. Recommended audience members include bachelorettes, girls nights out, or fans of one of the cast. For the rest though, skip this movie until it darkens the library of Netflix.

My scores are:

Comedy: 5.5 Movie Overall: 3.0


52 of 94 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 247 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed