2018 (UK), Mystery/Comedy, 1h 40m
Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Shanon Horgan & Kyle Chandler
Max and Annie’s weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party — complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.
Game Night is a crazy adventure packed with laughs, twists, and good performances that will keep you thoroughly entertained.
I didn’t have great expectations going into this movie, thinking it would be a typical slapstick comedy (which I’m not a fan of), and yes it was pretty slapstick at points, but it was fun and clever at the same time.
The cast have great chemistry and you can really tell they’re having fun – it also reminded me how Rachel McAdams is one of most accomplished and appealing comic actresses.
This movie really reminds me of a fun, cinematic version of the classic game Cluedo.