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The Night Before

Published December 12, 2021

The Night Before

Film info

  • Title The Night Before
  • Director Jonathan Levine
  • Year 2015
  • Run time 1hr 41m
  • Genres Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
  • Tagline Their past, present and future. All in one night.

Three best friends set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties - and enter a night of debauchery and hilarity.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:55 I love, love, love setting new traditions.
4:07 Whimsical but determined, that’s a hard look to pull off.
7:53 How not to talk to pregnant people.
11:35 Once you go corporate… it’s every other word.
12:55 “It’s a concept album.” “What’s the concept?” “I’m still conceptualising that part.”
17:34 I can totally sympathise with ordering off the internet and not knowing what size of thing you’re getting. Not so much on the drug side of things though.
24:10 Can you party to Wrecking Ball?
34:32 The drug dealer said they’d be back. Psychic drug dealer.
41:59 The octopus hands made me jump a lot!
48:46 “She Home-Alone’d me.”
56:22 Drunk Santas psycho-analysing him is perfect.
58:22 “Can you be my rock? Because you’re acting like a weird pebble.”
1:07:22 The train thing is cool but not manageable if lots of people arrived at the same time.
1:19:33 “Ethan, you and I both know Miley was flawless.”
1:31:52 “Pretend I’m saying it right, if you could.”

Thoughts

I’m not a huge stoner movie fan, it’s just not something I have reference to, and you know that’s exactly what you’re getting when Seth Rogan teams up with some buddies for one final night out. It was better than I thought it was going to be, although still a bit of a hot mess. The supernatural angle was only slightly there which made it more irritating than insightful, and I really feel like he could have said that Miley 90% forced him to propose which might have calmed her down a bit. Miley was by far the best thing in it. The less said about JF the better.

BUT I thought Jillian Bell’s character was awesome - supportive, enabling, understanding. They make a great couple.

Rating: 2 / 5

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