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  Release year: 2016 Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Screenwriter: Mark Perez Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemens The competitive Max (Bateman) and Annie (McAdams) are the perfect couple and hard partners to beat in games. They meet every night with close friends for a game night, while trying ..

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Game Night

game night official poster

 

Release year: 2016

Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Screenwriter: Mark Perez

Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemens

The competitive Max (Bateman) and Annie (McAdams) are the perfect couple and hard partners to beat in games. They meet every night with close friends for a game night, while trying to hide the get-togethers from their awkward neighbour (Plemons). When Max’s brother Brooks (Chandler) is in town he convinces everyone to have game night at his place the following week and when they arrive he informs them, that he has arranged a mystery game with professional actors and the two showing up shortly after and kidnaps Brooks sure looks convincing!

A movie with a good script stuffed with dark comedy and several brilliant twistes is only made better by the talented cast. Bateman (Identity Thief, 2013) and McAdams (The Notebook, 2004) are charming and their eager to win every game they play is both funny and realistic in that we-all-regonize-someone-we-know way while every single one of their friends is well-written with each their own little side story to spice up the movie. These people definitely makes some dumb chooses but part of the fun is watching their ignorance and mistakes and the movie has some surprise cameos popping up as well. Good fun for anyone who enjoys a good black comedy.

Moviegeek info:

A tilt-shift lens is used to give several wide aerial shots the miniaturized look of the Game of Life board game.

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