“I feel like “”I wanted to love this movie”” has been a consistent theme this year. A female led dark comedy? Yes please! Bachelorette party that takes a turn when the stripper is killed? Shut up and take my money (even though I’m sure there have been variations of this movie before, Very Bad Things comes to mind).
Alas, my enthusiasm was mostly unwarranted as the film was mostly uneven. When it was funny, oh boy was it funny. Clever jokes and shocking punchlines, just how I like ’em. But that wasn’t consistent. I feel like when they accidentally killed the stripper (not a spoiler, main plotline as divulged in the trailer) the movie lost all momentum. And then it didn’t know where to go from there.
It’s a shame really, because this was a great cast. I enjoyed seeing Scarlett Johannson have a blast. It was a great showcase for Jillian Bell. And I absolutely adored Zoe Kravitz, since this wasn’t a role we’ve seen her in before.
That’s not to say I had a bad time watching the movie, it was just nowhere near as good as it could have been.
Rough Night – \m/ \m/ \m/”