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Film Discussion => This Year In Film => Topic started by: ono on February 25, 2018, 09:25:49 PM

Title: Game Night
Post by: ono on February 25, 2018, 09:25:49 PM

This was really enjoyable.  Really well written, witty script.  The opening was excellent and it kept up its manic pace all the way through.  Bateman's a riot, McAdams is fun, and Plemons is at his creepy best.  The audience I was with was great.  Laughed at all the right times and shut up otherwise!  So yay for that.

I would really recommend not watching that first trailer, though.  It is super spoilery.  The second one isn't any better.  They both give away some of the best laughs of the movie.
Title: Re: Game Night
Post by: samsong on March 06, 2018, 08:24:33 PM
perfect moviepass movie for when you just kinda feel like going to the movies.  talented actors and semi-savvy filmmakers (sam from freaks and geeks?!) have fun making a passably amusing, ultimately really stupid movie.  john francis daley and jonathan goldstein are Great Value phil lord and christopher miller.  totally caught off guard by the cliff martinez score, in that i had no idea he did it.
Title: Game Night
Post by: Bleep on May 07, 2018, 05:46:37 AM
Car and camera moving at same rate of speed at airport = big wheel camera rig in hacked-up Grady sisters scene in Shining: no surprise that licence plate reads "237"!

And Eyes Wide Shut is mentioned, too!

The filmmakers' hearts are in the right place . . . !

Oh! And notice a face from The Master. . . .
Title: Re: Game Night
Post by: pete on May 10, 2018, 03:06:13 AM
really funny until the end. the ending felt re-shot and tacked on, though google couldn't confirm.
Title: Re: Game Night
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 18, 2018, 12:15:50 AM
Yep, this was great. Delivers everything that was promised and more. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams were born for roles like this. (Jesse Plemons might be the MVP, though.) The meta jokes are actually good. And I love the way it deals with its similarities to The Game. Ends up working in its favor in a fun way.

a passably amusing, ultimately really stupid movie

Eh, I don't think it's stupid. Absurdist/meta in spots, yeah. But not stupid. I actually thought there were a few serious plot holes, but after a little searching, my questions were fully resolved. Happy to talk spoilers.