“Rough Night” stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz. Released on June 16, 2017, the film is about a group of friends who reunite for a wild bachelorette weekend. When they accidentally kill a male stripper, they must figure out a way to cover it up.
The film features the directorial debut of Lucia Aniello, who is known for directing and writing several episodes of Broad City. So clearly, I was originally planning on seeing All Eyez on Me tonight, but since the showtimes didn’t fit into my work schedule, I decided to save that for tomorrow and review another new release that no one seem to care about. It was either an R-rated female comedy, a Colin Trevorrow-directed drama, or a shark thriller, and unsurprisingly, I chose the former because I needed something to laugh at. The film does its job at making me laugh, but for a plot like this, it’s harder for me to recommend it to anyone outside of its target audience.
The performances from the cast were decent, including Johansson as Jess and McKinnon as Pippa.
The R-rated humor was funny at times, but the rest of it felt flat.
The film provided some enjoyable moments thanks to Aniello’s direction.
The story was mediocre and predictable.
The stupidity of the plot was a bit much, especially in the second act.
Kate McKinnon’s Australian accent was a bit forced during some scenes.
Final thoughts: The female cast was a delight to watch in “Rough Night”, but they couldn’t overpower the film’s stupidity and its mediocre plot. It was funny in some occasions, but then it got ridiculous pretty quickly, and the rest is history. If you’re a fan of this kind of stuff or if you’re in a mood for a girls night out movie, then I think you’ll like it a bit more than I did. Now let’s see if Girls Trip can top this one.