GAME NIGHT Movie Review
“Someone in this room is going to be taken and it’s going to be up to you to find them. Whoever finds the victim wins the grand prize.”
A mashup of laughs, suspense, and ever-escalating plot, the action-packed black comedy film Game Night is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and written by Mark Perez. The film revolves around Max and his wife Annie and their inexorable love for games which leads consequently to regular weekly game nights with friends. The thriller gets a rush of adrenalin when Max and Annie, and their four friends all set for a murder mystery party, courtesy of Max’s brother, Brooks, find themselves embroiled in a real mystery.
Always looking to one-up his little bro, Brooks has promised the avid small-time gamers an epic night, far beyond their usual menu of charades, trivia, exciting rounds of Settlers of Catan and Pictionary, but minutes later, when armed thugs break down the door and drag him away, bound and gagged, his guests are duly impressed by how realistic the fight seemed, how terrified Brooks had looked, and how menacing his assailants were. They can hardly believe it was all staged. Maybe that’s because it wasn’t!
With a storyline immersed in gallows humor, an exacerbating plot with tumultuous twists and a race against time to save the day, Game Night also deals with the theme of love friendship and human relationship in all its certainties. With a fascinating cast including Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Danny Huston and Jeffrey Wright, Game Night is a full-on comedy with a fresh approach, shot like an action thriller from the first punch to the last reveal. The movie aims to keep audiences not only laughing but guessing, which makes it an easy comedic fix for the weekend.
The movie hits theatre all across UAE on February 22nd, 2018. For more information check out www.gamenight-movie.net